The home theatre I'm putting together

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The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby Timko » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:52 pm

I'm having a New Year's party, and am finally going to put together a home theatre. Right now, I'm just getting bookshelf fronts and an AV reciever, but I'll get other things as I can afford them.

Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR607 (link)
Fronts: Paradigm Atom Monitors (link)

I was recommended the Paradigm DSP 3100, but I'm open to suggestions there.

I don't know if anyone here is a home theatre audiophile, but if anyone has any feedback, I'd love to hear it.
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Re: The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby black udder » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:41 pm

you don't need to spend an arm and a leg to get a satisfactory sound. Dunno if you're an audiophile or not, but you can sure break the bank on a setup, but it's not necessary.
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Re: The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby Timko » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:31 pm

The Atoms are on the lower end of my price range. They're just under $300 a pair. I'm still a bit wishy washy on the receiver; I'm not sure I'll ever use a 7.2 configuration. Onkyo makes a nice 5.1 receiver too.

I want to build my system piece by piece to see if I want to invest any more. A nice 2.1 system will suit me just fine for now, and I'm looking at the lower end of these manufacturer's product lines. However, I do want to invest in something that's going to last me 10 or so years, and I am a bit of an audiophile (more like becoming one again). So buying quality equipment is an expense I can justify. I just need to keep it in reason. ;)
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Re: The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:10 pm

Onkyo receivers have always served me well, they have become my go to brand. I've always liked Polk home speakers for the price paid. I can't speak for Paradigm as I have no experience there.
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Re: The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby Solty » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:01 pm

*smirk* i really liked my technics components when in college....
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Re: The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby black udder » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:37 pm

I'd head on over to the AVS forum and troll for reviews and such. Those guys are about as geeky about the subject as you can get.
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Re: The home theatre I'm putting together

Postby Timko » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:23 am

Ya, that's what I've been doing for a couple of weeks. The whole decision to go with Paradigms was that they're the only budget hi-fi speaker I could actually listen to.
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