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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.

yeah its fine. I would definitely recommend in getting bigger gauge wire. The wires that come with them are really tiny. I would get 18 gauge wire.
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Get a good 7.1 channel receiver, and find better speakers, perhaps towers for the front even, and a good subwoofer. 7.1 is easily doable with a $2000 budget, for much better than you'll find in a HTIB.
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Being that you are in canada, I'm not sure what all is available. Sonicboomaudio carries SVS products, so I'd definitely take a look at them. I know HSU is willing to ship to canada, but I don't know how much shipping or duties would be.

Take a look at the SBS-02 systems at sonicboomaudio.com or the enthusiast systems at hsuresearch.com...and get a decent midrange avr.
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Thanks for all the quick replies! Though I'll be leaning towards Onkyo htib for simplicity sake I'll take a look at building a system. He's trying to get the basement done by Superbowl, so I have some time XD
 
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Originally Posted by Darius Silver;15348431 
Thanks for all the quick replies! Though I'll be leaning towards Onkyo htib for simplicity sake I'll take a look at building a system. He's trying to get the basement done by Superbowl, so I have some time XD

HTIB, you'll never get very good speakers or subwoofers with them usually.

I also believe Parts Express ships worldwide, you pay shipping. So shipping from P-E might not be too terribly bad. Find a good receiver somewhere, and get the speakers from P-E. The BIC Venturi lineup is supposed to be a great budget home theater speaker.
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My advice? For 2gs start with an Onkyo 609 and some 14awg wires from Monoprice. Throw out 7.1 and go with high quality 5.1. You can get some nice floor standing speakers. Get an eBay sub, mines a PA-120 and awesome. There's a ton of info out there about these subs.

Onkyo 609 $400
PA-120 $250
L/R Floorstanding $600-800
Center $150-200
L/R Rear $150-200
Wires $20

Something like that. You can add two more speakers later on or grab some cheapy ones if you're under budget.
Edited by Psykhotic - 10/17/11 at 7:42pm
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Definitely budget more of your money to speakers rather than the receiver. You can't make a bad speaker sound good no matter how nice the amp is. A $500 receiver pushing $1500 speakers is going to sound twice as good as a $1500 receiver pushing $500 speakers.
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I found an interesting link about speaker wire,gauge, and etc
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
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I found an interesting link about speaker wire,gauge, and etc
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

Nice link! I try to tell my parents this all the time, no need to spend a fortune on wires for A/V. I bought a 15' lenght of HDMI cable from NCIX for 6 bucks on sale and it does 1080p from a laptop no problem. Then my dad goes and spends 40$ for 6' mad.gif
 
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I would also recommend going to avsforum or hometheatershack or audioholics and seeing what their canadian members recommend for $2000, since they'll be more familiar with what's available than most of us here.
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