Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Hi-Fi Gear › Does this seem okay for a first proper receiver + 5.1 speaker set?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Does this seem okay for a first proper receiver + 5.1 speaker set?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

What do you think of the following components for my first proper HT setup? Atm I've just got a Sony HTiB frown.gif

Receiver:
Onkyo TX-SR309

Speakers:
2 x Onkyo SKF-4800
Onkyo SKC-4800
2 x Onkyo SKR-4800
Onkyo SKW-770
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
No idea what those things cost so I can't comment on cost-analysis but those fronts look pretty cheaply built, 13kg for a speaker that size means it's gonna have very thin enclosure walls and will resonate...probably sound muddy.
DOS Gaming Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770k @ 4.3GHz GTX Titan @ 1136MHz 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 OCZ Vertex EX 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 32" 32LG70 IPS 120Hz LCD TV Corsair 1000W Coolermaster Cosmos 1000S 
  hide details  
Reply
DOS Gaming Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770k @ 4.3GHz GTX Titan @ 1136MHz 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 OCZ Vertex EX 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 32" 32LG70 IPS 120Hz LCD TV Corsair 1000W Coolermaster Cosmos 1000S 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Onkyo is a great brand, generally miles better than *most* Sony, Panasonic and Samsung home theatre packages.




199

Make sure it has the right number of connections that you will need

Also, I'm waiting for a couple of audiophiles to come in and offer their two cents on standing speakers at this price range. Onkyo do have some good packages though, what is your price range?
Edited by SgtMunky - 3/5/12 at 2:14pm
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Okay I just bought that receiver on special for half price biggrin.gif

My budget is about $900NZ max for the speakers, the ones above are $800

I've had a look at prices on sites such as Amazon and unfortunately the prices here have a huge mark up. As an example the Jamo S426HCS 5.1 set on Amazon is $269.95US while over here it is $1177NZ which works out to be $958.62US. Ridiculous difference right?
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Oh btw, the Jamos were just an example of the mark up we have here. It's pretty true across the whole board

Polk LSi 15s from Amazon are $525US while here they are $2200NZ = $1791US

Amazon won't ship to NZ either before anyone suggests tongue.gif
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Bump?
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
Something wrong with buying local brands? If the tariffs are overbearing just audition and buy whatever domestic options are available.
DOS Gaming Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770k @ 4.3GHz GTX Titan @ 1136MHz 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 OCZ Vertex EX 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 32" 32LG70 IPS 120Hz LCD TV Corsair 1000W Coolermaster Cosmos 1000S 
  hide details  
Reply
DOS Gaming Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770k @ 4.3GHz GTX Titan @ 1136MHz 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 OCZ Vertex EX 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 32" 32LG70 IPS 120Hz LCD TV Corsair 1000W Coolermaster Cosmos 1000S 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
We don't really have any local brands unfortunately

How would those onkyos compare to wharfedale crystals?
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build!
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k P8Z68-V Asus Direct Cu II GTx 570 Mushkin 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB ASUS DVD/RW Stock Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2312HM AX-750 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
I highly doubt there are no domestic New Zealand loudspeaker brands. Just a casual google search came up with some names like Theophany and Image. If you insist on limiting your choices to those two I would put my money on the Wharfdales.
DOS Gaming Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770k @ 4.3GHz GTX Titan @ 1136MHz 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 OCZ Vertex EX 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 32" 32LG70 IPS 120Hz LCD TV Corsair 1000W Coolermaster Cosmos 1000S 
  hide details  
Reply
DOS Gaming Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770k @ 4.3GHz GTX Titan @ 1136MHz 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8 OCZ Vertex EX 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 32" 32LG70 IPS 120Hz LCD TV Corsair 1000W Coolermaster Cosmos 1000S 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Considering your budget, you would serve yourself far better by investing in a better quality 2.0/2.1 setup and adding to it when finances permit (since your receiver has capacity for surround - nice buy, BTW. I use an Onkyo myself for the HTPC).

A good stereo setup will always sound better than a mediocre surround setup. Good luck with your endeavor.
Project Unamed
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 - 3913B269 Foxxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 6950 2GB flashed to 6970 BIOS 6GB G-Skill Trident 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x OCZ Vertex 2 160GB in RAID 0 Samsung Swiftech H2O-320 W7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 24" AL2423Wdr Acer 24" P243W DAS Model S & Cherry My 7000 Seasonic 860wt Platinum+ 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
In progress R.A.T. 7 Creative Titanium HD Fiio E9 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AH-D2000 AKG Q701 Grado SR225i Audio-Technica ATH-A900 
Audio
Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
e5700 HD6670 Ceton InfiniTV 4 4GB G-Skill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
60 GB Agility 3 (OS Drive) Hitachi 3TB (TV Buffer and Recording) LG Blu-Ray Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorCaseAudioAudio
58" Samsung Plasma DH101 Polk CS2 (Center) Polk Monitor 70 (FL/FR) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Monitor 60 (RL/RR) Polk Monitor 40 (Surround L/R) Definitive Technology Supercube 2000 Onkyo HT-RC360 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9550 G51VX nVidea 260m 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120 GB Agility 3 (OS/Programs Drive) 320GB 7200rpm (VM and Data Drive) Windows 7 Ultimate 1920 x 1080 (came with 1366 x 768) 
Case
Ventilated Bottom of Laptop Housing 
  hide details  
Reply
Project Unamed
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 - 3913B269 Foxxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 6950 2GB flashed to 6970 BIOS 6GB G-Skill Trident 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x OCZ Vertex 2 160GB in RAID 0 Samsung Swiftech H2O-320 W7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 24" AL2423Wdr Acer 24" P243W DAS Model S & Cherry My 7000 Seasonic 860wt Platinum+ 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
In progress R.A.T. 7 Creative Titanium HD Fiio E9 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Denon AH-D2000 AKG Q701 Grado SR225i Audio-Technica ATH-A900 
Audio
Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
e5700 HD6670 Ceton InfiniTV 4 4GB G-Skill DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
60 GB Agility 3 (OS Drive) Hitachi 3TB (TV Buffer and Recording) LG Blu-Ray Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorCaseAudioAudio
58" Samsung Plasma DH101 Polk CS2 (Center) Polk Monitor 70 (FL/FR) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Monitor 60 (RL/RR) Polk Monitor 40 (Surround L/R) Definitive Technology Supercube 2000 Onkyo HT-RC360 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T9550 G51VX nVidea 260m 4GB DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120 GB Agility 3 (OS/Programs Drive) 320GB 7200rpm (VM and Data Drive) Windows 7 Ultimate 1920 x 1080 (came with 1366 x 768) 
Case
Ventilated Bottom of Laptop Housing 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hi-Fi Gear
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Hi-Fi Gear › Does this seem okay for a first proper receiver + 5.1 speaker set?