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Need to pick up a receiver, 2 monitors, and a sub. Source is my computer with a Asus Essence STX. Have a pair of DT990's so I'm good on cans, just need the rest of a set up. Shooting for a limit of around $800. I listen to Punk/Dubstep/Indie/Gaming.

For monitors, I was eyeing RTI A1's, CB-10's, and JBL ES20BK's.

I know nothing about subs and receivers.

Thanks for the looks guys.

newegg had polks audio monitor 70 series 2 for 180 each plus free shipping
and a onkyo receiver is great you can find a good one for 300 sr 608 i think
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post #22 of 27
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then he should get a stereo receiver. 2.1 on a multichannel receiver? What a waste.

Op you can look at the Yamaha Ns-333 Bookshelve Speakers.
Harman Cardon HK 3390 rECEIVER
^This will set you back around $500.
Are you dense? Where did I ever recommend a receiver?
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Again, thanks for the great responses. Those NS-333's look like quality speakers, based on the review. Gorb, can you rec a different set of bookshelves and sub, I've got a friend who apparently is sold on outlaw? Hes a bit of an audiophile though and I dont need "the best" sounding sub, just a really solid sounding one.

I have carpeted floors for now and future proofing my receiver is definitely something I'd like to do. Don't know if I will ever ramp it up to 7.1 but 5.1 is definitely something I wouldnt mind upgrading to in the future.

Another OC member pm'd me about a used Onkyo HT-RC260 for $280. Thoughts?
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post #24 of 27
That price isn't all that great - you can get a factory refurbished RC260 for $260+shipping +1 year warranty here:
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

For me, I'd try to get a 4-ohm certified receiver or one with preouts, but that one will work just fine for your needs.

I would really consider the Cambridge S30 speakers I mentioned earlier, as well as these KEF iQ10 for $230 + shipping.

I would consider these as well:
NHT AbsoluteZero
PSB Image B4

Another sub:
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That price isn't all that great - you can get a factory refurbished RC260 for $260+shipping +1 year warranty here:
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

For me, I'd try to get a 4-ohm certified receiver or one with preouts, but that one will work just fine for your needs.

I would really consider the Cambridge S30 speakers I mentioned earlier, as well as these KEF iQ10 for $230 + shipping.

I would consider these as well:
NHT AbsoluteZero
PSB Image B4

Another sub:
Elemental Designs A3S-250
Read up on the S30's and they seem to be very well liked. How do you think they would stack up against the CB-10's or the NS-333's? And do you think the refurbished RC260 is a good pick up for $260?

As for the sub, whats the difference in sound between downfiring and frontfiring? Also, is it me or is $300 that price point for quality subs? I read somewhere that you cant really get a quality sub for less than $300, but I just wanted to make sure.
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I think they'd all be good choices. The S30s are more visually attractive and cheap so I'd choose them from those three

It doesn't matter if a sub is down or frontfiring. To get a good sub you do need to start around $350 or so imo. You can get decent subs for less like the Dayton 150 or the Bic F12 or Acoustech H100 or whatever but I'd prefer to spend a little more and get higher quality.
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