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Around $500, but if it goes to $600 or so, so be it.

Will be being used with:
Playstation 3/xbox 360
65" Flat Screen TV movie watching
music playback for get-togethers

What I would like is something that's 5.1 surround, heavy gaming, and movie watching, music playback is last on the list. I wanted to get a AV receiver, and some speakers. Quality is more important than "loudness" seeing how just moved into an apartment, so now I have neighbors. So, the quality of the sub is more important than its loudness. Thanks!
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http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...530&lid=627063

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I've only owned one set so don't have much experience with 5.1 systems but i've never regretted getting my Z 5500's, sound quality is great and they are really loud, at least I think so anyway.
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Z-5500s are a great choice. I have them and love them. They're a great budget surround system.....however I still plan on getting some real speakers and a receiver.
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Z-5500s are a great choice. I have them and love them. They're a great budget surround system.....however I still plan on getting some real speakers and a receiver.
You think my budget is to low? I have headphones/z-5300's for my computer setup, these will not be attached to a computer in any way. no recommendations for 5.1?
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So you're looking for a home-theater in a box kind of setups?
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So you're looking for a home-theater in a box kind of setups?
No no no, I know how to run/cut setup cables. So, 5 monitors/1 Sub and an AV recommendations. If you can't stay under 600$, entice me, but I'd like to stay around 600.
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No no no, I know how to run/cut setup cables. So, 5 monitors/1 Sub and an AV recommendations. If you can't stay under 600$, entice me, but I'd like to stay around 600.
Get a good Onkyo Receiver and some Polk Audio speakers. They will rock your socks off...lol.



That is only like $400. If you can budget in the Onkyo TX-SR605, I would get it instead. I have the TX-SR605 and it is amazing.
Edited by criminal - 6/9/08 at 8:49am
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You think my budget is to low? I have headphones/z-5300's for my computer setup, these will not be attached to a computer in any way. no recommendations for 5.1?
No that's actually way higher than the cost of the z-5500s. If they're not on a PC that's fine......they have great sound quality, but some decent bookshelf speakers and a receiver would sound much better (however way more than $600 unfortunately )
I think you would really enjoy the z-5500s.

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Get a good Onkyo Receiver and some Polk Audio speakers. They will rock your socks off...lol.

Speakers

Receiver

That is only like $400. If you can budget in the Onkyo TX-SR605, I would get it instead. I have the TX-SR605 and it is amazing.
That looks like a good setup...
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if your looking for quality rather then loudness then stay away from the z5500. sure they sound ok but they are not a quality sound. what they are strong in is being loud and as I'm sure you know loud does not equal quality. I know it is a popular choice here among members but I honestly wonder how many of them have heard something better then the z5500.

as far as what other speakers to offer up I can't really help you much on that one at the moment as it has been a little while since I looked as I have 2 older pair of infinity speakers and a cerwin vega setup that I pieced together used that I'm using rightn now for my HT and/or computer speakers.
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