Originally Posted by SilkRoad
The Onkyo HTiB is far better than the Logitech, and the Pioneer systems. Seriously save the Logitech setup for people that want an easy computer setup. Even Onkyo's least expensive HTiB will be better than the Logitech
and it can be had cheap http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-BLACK/1.html
That being said if the OP cares about sound like it seems he wants to he should start with a small system and build up. because I guarantee he will not be happy for long with anything else. So really starting small is the best use of his money.
It seems like the Onkyo set is a much better deal (though the gimmick of the z-5500's control module w/ headphone out is cute). So it really seems that the Logitech is overpriced (and btw: who the heck makes Logitech speakers anyway? [I doubt they make their own]).
The Onkyo seems to be quite a deal, especially a lower-priced refurbished one. Just the versatile A/V switching capability of this receiver adds value. The Logitech seems so... "prefab"--pretty bunk for its price. Seeing as how the Onkyo's sub woofer is passive
, it's a slight drawback (though for this price, I think not.) I think a person could always replace the OEM sub with a self-powered one, as with any of the speakers and the receiver: the parts are independent of one another and thus each is replaceable/upgradeable.
My only remaining qualm is that a refurbished unit poses a wild card. There are many "what if...?" questions to be asked, and much testing to be done by the consumer, lest a problem be found past the limited warranty date.
What do any of you esteemed chaps have to say about this post? Thanks, all.
Originally Posted by DEC_42
Well, then - My decision is just that. I'll grab that Onkyo set and upgrade later on.
But something still bothers me - I think I read earlier on that Onkyo made sub-par speakers. Is there a shred of truth in that?
I second that...