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Stereo/Home Theater systems

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Lespaulkid01, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Nov 17, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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    It's off topic (I'm the king of driving a thread right off the rails) but, I've been around a few at audio competition events and some of those people at those events hate Sony. I own, have owned and would buy Sony again and I like its products but they get little respect...for reasons unknown to me....

    11.2 surround. It's been out there but I've never had the luck of getting to experience it in a home theater setting. I know some movie theaters use it but, the format seems to have limited availability so most units "upscale" the affect.

    Yea yea, I own an Axiom sub, I've just learned of them a few years ago and added one to my "garage" system. Nice product. Mine has a shielding issue as any electronic device (say a cell phone) left near it will cause it to make some crazy sounds! :)

    OP for your intent of mostly just listening to music (with little home theater expectation) on a budget I'd be looking for 5.1 at most.
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    Oz I rocked a Sony receiver for years and it sounded great. The problem with Sony is that you win some you lose some. I still use the receiver for the garage sound system.

    Currently I have an Onkyo 7.2 700w I believe. High output. Have it set up for all channel stereo as I've grown less fond of surround sound. Have 4 3-way towers (sound stage) they aren't the greatest but I was able to play them louder in the showroom with less distortion as they are not meant to reproduce big bass. To combat that I have a 15" subwoofer 300w that just....well its crazy. To add to that I have a 10" velodine woofer set at a higher frequency. When the quality started to fade I was able to pick up a set of 15" Yorkville stage speakers from work and now it's just plain loud. I've actually lost some hearing from it.
    All in I've spent a little more than 3000 maybe.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    Lespaulkid01 [OP] I prefer the term "beer researcher".

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    Ive never understood the hate against sony either. I get that people don't like Bose because the quality/price ratio is a little out of whack but I like the ones I have. Sony I've never had a problem with. The studio I had classes in the past few years in college had a Sony mixer that was really nice. Also had a Genelec 7.1 system that was really nice.

    But yea I was just kinda throwing out a number. The two I am looking at are closer to the $250-300 mark.

    I'm not looking for anything super high quality just better than what I've got. Not trying to win any awards or cool points. Just looking for a better setup for my music and not trying to spend $2k on it at the moment.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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    The problem I found when switching systems was that you get used to a certain sound and enjoy it. Then you change it up and it takes years to set it up again.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    Lespaulkid01 [OP] I prefer the term "beer researcher".

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    One more quick question.. I've done some research and at the price point I'd like to be at, I found two different receivers that are essentially the exact same.. One is a Yamaha and one is a Harmon/Kardon. The H/K is $20 more, and the Yamaha has 10W more per channel, but all the other features (at least the ones that I care about at the moment) are the same.

    I know neither is top of the line, but is one brand better than the other at the lower price point?
     
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    Both are decent brands. If both are the same in terms of what you want save the $$$ and get the extra watts.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Lespaulkid01 [OP] I prefer the term "beer researcher".

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    Alright cool, thats what I figured. The H/K is on Clearance (old model I guess?) but is still $20 more. I just wasn't sure if one was notorious for any specific little problems. haha I hadn't heard of any and couldn't find any in my research but just wanted to see what you all thought. Thanks for all your help man!
     
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