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My dad is finishing up his basement and has decided to put in a home theater. He has already purchased a 65" Samsung Plasma and Panasonic Blu-ray player but now needs a sound system. He was originally going to buy a soundbar but I've managed to get him to think about a 7.1 system.

Now here is the question, what brands should I be looking at? So far I've been looking at this Onkyo HT-S9400 or its smaller sibling the HT-S5400. The 4 surround speakers will be hanging from a dropped ceiling, so I'm kinda cautious about the speaker size/weight. Any suggestions/help would be appreciated smile.gif
 
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pioneer or yamaha on sale now for 299 reg 599 for receiver 7.1
logan martin on new egg or something for 199
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Originally Posted by kcklub;15347994 
pioneer or yamaha on sale now for 299 reg 599 for receiver 7.1
logan martin on new egg or something for 199

Unfortunately Newegg butchers it's Canadian site and doesn't sell any of those brands there.
 
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I would pick the thx one or get a receiver then speakers
I got this receiver
Onkyo HTRC180
use to have these speakers too
Onkyo sks-ht870 7.1 speakers they worked pretty good. I am upgrading to Polk audio ones. Thanks to the Newegg deals going on

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ONXZx0Y0OY[/ame]
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 10/17/11 at 6:43pm
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Thanks Jug, so you're pretty happy with the Onkyo brand? Just want to get something for the old man that'll last a long long time with out breaking the bank.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darius Silver;15348200 
Thanks Jug, so you're pretty happy with the Onkyo brand? Just want to get something for the old man that'll last a long long time with out breaking the bank.

yep, they have been making a name for themselves for sometime now
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I certainly don't recommend a cheap htib :/ How large is the room, and how much is he willing to spend?
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I certainly don't recommend a cheap htib :/ How large is the room, and how much is he willing to spend?

htib are fine I mean you can get a decent on for like 300. I was actually was going to get
Onkyo HT-S9400 at one point
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo23451;15348208 
yep, they have been making a name for themselves for sometime now
Agreed. Pretty much hear nothing but great things about Onkyo.
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post #10 of 26
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I certainly don't recommend a cheap htib :/ How large is the room, and how much is he willing to spend?

Room is a section of the basement, a little under 14' by 16'. 3 walls (left side is open). The limit he set was 2000$, so the HT-S9400THX @1299$ is well with-in his range which was nice. I figure I'd try to keep it simple with a htib, but I may have to purchase longer wires for the size of the room.

*edit* Added bonus was that Ncix sells it too.
 
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