Home Theater System advice

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I'm looking to upgrade my surround system without spending too much money, just some better speakers than the pretty crappy ones I have now and a receiver that can do HDMI switching. Even though I have Blu Ray, I think I want to stick with a 5.1 system (as opposed to 7.1) because I don't have enough room for additional speakers.

    I think I've narrowed it down to these two:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-...stem/9342071.p?id=1218088196263&skuId=9342071

    or

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_700HTG5/Denon-and-Klipsch-Home-Theater-Bundle.html?tp=6419

    They both have the same Denon receiver, but one has Boston Acoustics speakers, and the other has Klipsch speakers, and there's only a $30 difference. Is one of them better than the other one? Or is there another system within the same price range that you'd recommend? Thanks
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i haven't tried out any of the speakers but generally their is a different warmth to the sound when comparing speakers of dif brands.(ie. Sennheiser is bassy, klipsch is always "bright")

    EDIT: it appears that the Boston Acoustics has a a bigger subwoofer. but they both use the same power. can't u listen to these in store? Because there isn't much more that i can say over the internet without hearing these first.
     
  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Thanks for the advice, I know giving advice for something like this over the internet is nearly impossible.

    I could go into Best Buy and listen to the Boston Acoustics system (assuming they have a demo set up) but I've been trying to track down that Denon/Klipsch bundle in stores to no avail, I think it's a Crutchfield-only thing.

    You said that Klipsch is known for being bright, do you know what Boston Acoustics are known for being?
     
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    No, i have never heard any boston acoustics speakers so i wouldn't know what kind of sound signature they have. u could do some googling around. also, check out some forums that might be better suited to answering question like yours.
     
  5. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    I'd go with the Klipsch. Awesome speakers and a great bang for the buck.
     
  6. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I'd go with the receiver (as long as it does PCM/TrueHD/etc.), this will keep you future proofed with sound formats on Blu-ray's. Then, I'd get the Energy Take 5 system. Same size speakers, with glowing reviews. Then, I'd spend a little more on a good sub, because any 3 of the speaker sets listed will not be able to go "low." For that, I'd look for a Bic H-100 or another <250 sub. I think they had the Energy 10"/12" subs for 200 shipped on Amazon recently.
     

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