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The Onkyo package is the way to go. The receiver will allow you to upgrade to a decent set of speakers later on if needed, although the speakers in the package are probably ok.

Thanks. Went with Onkyo.
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Thanks. Went with Onkyo.

Don't forget to use the Audyssey DEQ.
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Don't forget to use the Audyssey DEQ.

What is that? I just hooked up the speakers earlier. I haven't had time to mess with any of the settings, other than the one HDMI setting recommended in the quick start guide.
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The Audyssey EQ automatically sets up your speaker positioning. Did your receiver come with a little grey microphone? If so then it is capable of it.
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The Audyssey EQ automatically sets up your speaker positioning. Did your receiver come with a little grey microphone? If so then it is capable of it.

It's actually more like software that adjusts to the sonic characteristics of your room, and trying to make the flattest response.And the TX-NR509 has Audyssey Dynamic EQ.
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That set includes the 509? Dang.. I could have bought it for the price I paid for my 509.
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That set includes the 509? Dang.. I could have bought it for the price I paid for my 509.

Oh darn, I mixed this thread with another, sorry. The set doesn't include a NR-509, but a non-networking one. But it still has Dynamic EQ. Sorry
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Oh darn, I mixed this thread with another, sorry. The set doesn't include a NR-509, but a non-networking one. But it still has Dynamic EQ. Sorry

Ok, that's what I thought. Still a good deal though.
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If you are willing to take your time and go used you can put together a killer setup for around your budget. I have a link in my sig, "Hifi Sound, Low Cost".
Basically I have trolled Craigslist, ebay, and my local thrift stores. I have been able to put together a very nice system with CSW Tower II mains, Marantz SR7400 receiver, Niles SI-275 discrete amp, and an Energy 8" sub. Sounds amazing and I only spent ~$260 on the whole shebang.

...and I should have read the whole thread. Well you should be happy with your Onkyo set.
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