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Receiver or speakers
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:00 AM
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:37 AM
Let us know what you end up buying.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:34 AM
I tend to avoid big box stores when it comes to speakers, though. Although both Polk Audio and Klipsch make some excellent speakers, a trip to a home theater specialist will reveal some truly superb speakers that are competitively priced: the lower priced models from Paradigm and Cerwin-Vega, for example. Other really great, but quite expensive, speakers come from Martin Logan and Bowers and Wilkins.
Obviously, your budget will dictate your choice. My Paradigms, for example, cost in the vicinity of $1200.
Family Room: Samsung UN60F7100 60" LED 3D TV; Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray DVD player; Yamaha RX-V663 AVR. Paradigm speakers - Focus fronts, CC170 center, PDR-8 subwoofer, Atom surrounds, ADP rear center; TiVo Roamio Plus DVR, Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD player.
Bedroom: Vizio 42" 3D TV, Pioneer VSX-521-K AVR, Panasonic 3D DVD player, Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, Roku 2 XD, TiVo Premiere, Insignia HD radio tuner, Toshiba HD DVD player
Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:17 PM
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
Directv customer since 2000
Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:07 PM
A good "audio" rule of thumb is to spend 3-5 times on your speakers as you spend on your amplifier. Reason is: you will get far more benefit from putting more money in the speakers than putting more money in the amp.
Thus, I have to agree with the other posters: buy good speakers. And "Bose" ≠ "Good."