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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Zonny, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Zonny

    Zonny

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    Couple of months ago, I bought a 40" Samsung 1080p 120hz for my bedroom. Added a Blu-ray.

    I would like to add an audio system to it. Keep in mind it's not a large room, and I'm not a techno geek. I would just like it to sound reasonably better than the TV itself offers.

    Could I do this in the $300.00- $400.00 range? And what would you suggest?
     
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    I'm not a techno geek either, but I do not think you will get anything of quality for that budget. You would need to get an HD receiver and some speakers. The receiver itself will cost more than your budget, unless you get the Budget Walmart RCA setup which will degrade the quality of audio and video. My advice is to keep with the TV speakers unless you are willing to drop closer to a thousand dollars.
     

  3. Zonny

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    Sheesh. No responses? :dunno:

    That's soooo unlike GNG :supergrin:
     
  4. G19Tony

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    I'll have to come over and inspect the setup. :whistling:

    I have a Bose 1*2*3 system for the living room TV. That might be overkill for your application. :wavey:
     
  5. Zonny

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    I would think that would blast me right out of my bedroom Tony.

    But I wish I could justify a Bose system!!


    BTW You're welcome any time :wavey:
     
  6. okie

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    Kathy honey, I recommend you call Crutchfield, they are a top notch company to trade with. I have been dealing with them for years. They have a very nice Onkyo home theater system for 350 bucks. Their techs are very polite and not pushy at all. Check this link for the Onkyo system. Good luck to ya sweetie pie:kiss::hugs:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_580HT3200B/Onkyo-HT-S3200.html?c=4&tp=6419&avf=N
     
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    Man, Okie you are right with me on this one...

    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR60...DKIKX0DER&s=electronics&qid=1267862761&sr=1-1

    I have this Onkyo 607 7.1 receiver and it is wonderful. Quite affordable too for under $400. Get some Polk Audio speakers or Infinity speakers and you are done. If you want in ceiling speakers the Polk Audio are excellent.

    Here is a comlete package that is nice with a bit less expensive Onkyo receiver.

    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-HT-S620...DKIKX0DER&s=electronics&qid=1267862920&sr=1-2

    I replaced my Sony 5.1 receiver with the Onkyo and it made a big difference. I have two other friends that are very happy with Onkyo.

    Today it is hard to find a receiver with much weight as so many have cheap components. The Onkyo receivers have nice heavy amplifiers and this one has only .08 % total harmonic distortion. 1080P HDMI and plenty of ports. See the back...

    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR60...cs&qid=1267863141&sr=1-1#moreAboutThisProduct
     
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  9. okie

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    I try my best my friend:supergrin::wavey:
     
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    +1

    I got one of their receiver/speaker combos almost ten years ago and love it. Along the way I have upgraded the receiver slightly with a newer Onkyo model (and better of course). Bang for the buck wise, Onkyo is very hard to beat.

    Here is a home theater in a box model in your price range:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120140

    and one at the sub $500 price point:

    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-HT-S5200-7-1-Channel-Entertainment-Receiver/dp/B001VEI2OA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=aht&qid=1267880295&sr=1-4

    Now these are all systems that will take up a fair amount of room, but they will also sound better than the Bose system.
     
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  11. Zonny

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    I bought it Okie. I'll give you a review soon. :wavey:
     
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    Nice, let us know how it works Kathy. :cool: