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First Home Theatre setup Help

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freak180    551

I'm pretty new to the audio side of things, but thats the fun of learning about it :p I have no idea what are consider good brands when it comes to the speakers, and receiver so this would help me out a ton..  Here's the reciever that I picked out but if you know of a better one let me know. I might stick with the 2.1 setup though

 

Yamaha RX-V375 5.1 Channel 3D A/V Home Theater Receiver (Black)

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B981F38/ref=s9_simh_bw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-8&pf_rd_r=0C0JXZXMBVDJFTZWRMCH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1647661722&pf_rd_i=667846011

 

This is a pic of my current setup, Im looking for a simplistic look for everything. Could someone recommend me speakers that could work with this setup of mine?

 

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notuptome2004    152

if you got the cash go for a Dolby Atmos  based reciver system and speaker setup

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Jeston    400

We would have to know your budget first before recommending anything. But I can help with some brands anyway. For receivers, you generally want to look at Onkyo and Denon.

 

Speakers are another story... That really depends on what sounds good to your ear. If it's possible to go to a store somewhere to hear some examples that would be best. My personal preference is Klipsch.

 

My current home theater consists of the following:

Onkyo TX-NR3009 receiver

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II home theater system

HSU Research VTF-15H subwoofer

 

This is likely way out of budget for someone's first home theater, but like I said, we need to know what your limit is.

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XorpiZ    100

I'm not sure if these are available in the US, but if you want something "different" and good looking, you could have a look at these:

 

https://www.hifiklubben.dk/hojttalere/kompakthojttalere/-micropod-se-/

 

Or their big brother:

 

https://www.hifiklubben.dk/hojttalere/kompakthojttalere/scandyna-smallpod-2/

 

They cost ~110$ and ~220$ per speaker, respectively. I have the micropod and the sound is fantastic and more than loud enough to use in my living-room.

 

But as Jeston wrote, it depends on your budget.

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freak180    551

I was hoping my limit would be 1000.00.  :( Having an expensive receiver makes that much of a difference?  Also would these be acceptable as home theatre equipment? I'll check out the links you guys provided too :)
http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Premium-Powered-Speaker-Black/dp/B005OA3BSY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Black-8-inch-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B0013J1DI0/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425023069&sr=1-10&keywords=audioengine

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Jeston    400

I guess I should also ask, are you planning on seriously getting into home theater in the future? If so, it's not a bad idea to buy the receiver and a couple speakers now, then get the rest in the future. Otherwise, we could build a pretty decent setup now for around $1000, I just don't want you to get disappointed with it in the future and have to scrap everything and start from scratch.

 

You could, for instance, get this Onkyo receiver, and this Klipsch home theater speaker system for around $1000 and they would sound great, or you could get a more powerful Onkyo receiver, and only get maybe some better front tower and center speakers and get the rest later on for an even better sounding experience in the future.

 

 

As for those speakers you linked to, they are not really meant for home theater, more like PC speakers.

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XorpiZ    100

I was hoping my limit would be 1000.00.   :( Having an expensive receiver makes that much of a difference?  Also would these be acceptable as home theatre equipment? I'll check out the links you guys provided too :)

http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Premium-Powered-Speaker-Black/dp/B005OA3BSY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Black-8-inch-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B0013J1DI0/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425023069&sr=1-10&keywords=audioengine

 

I'd say it depends highly on your needs, as well. I spent 100$ on a used Onkyo receiver and 100$ on a used 10 inch subwoofer (can't remember the name). Coupled with the speakers I linked earlier, I'm out ~400$. Plus, they have a high WAF (the speakers, that is), which could also be important :-)

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jerzdawg    338

If you are on a tight budget I would suggest Polk speakers.  The monitor series (found on newegg) are great entry to low-mid range speakers that sound good and dont break the bank.  Monitor 50 or 60s for the fronts, CS for center, 505 for sub and maybe some 40s for the surrounds.  That should come in under 1000 if you catch them on sale.  I am also a fan of the onkyo receievers, quality product that doesnt cost a ton (onkyo 636 is a great value receiever).

 

good luck..

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Aergan    622

Yamaha's are great to start out with, good all-around performance, friendly enough for people starting out but advanced enough to have a solution for more complex home theatre setups.

 

I started with a RX-V361 and I'm still using a RX-V565 currently.

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