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post #61 of 73
If you go with Onkyo, don't get the receiver from the bundled pack.

In all honesty, don't stick with the budget you have right now. Save some money and you will be glad you did.
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post #62 of 73
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first of all get a receiver separate from a box HT solution.

Power needed depends on the speakers mostly and the size of the room/sound level desired second.

For most situations a good solid 20-30watts is all you need.
So, 20-30 watts per channel, ya?

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If you go with Onkyo, don't get the receiver from the bundled pack.

In all honesty, don't stick with the budget you have right now. Save some money and you will be glad you did.
Right, but... where to start? ;-P Apparently, I'd probably want start with a receiver. I can certainly browse, but... where to look, and for what?
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post #63 of 73
it depends on what you need.


Do you need HDMI switching capability? Do you need your receiver to be able to upconvert and process video and audio signals, or do you need it to just pass through (basic switch)

brands I would look at:
Marantz, Denon, HK, NAD, Onkyo
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it depends on what you need.


Do you need HDMI switching capability? Do you need your receiver to be able to upconvert and process video and audio signals, or do you need it to just pass through (basic switch)

brands I would look at:
Marantz, Denon, HK, NAD, Onkyo
Yes, get the receiver first. But don't skimp out! Because who knows, maybe you'll find a great deal on some amazing speakers and your receiver won't be able to power them to their potential.
When it comes to speakers- check out av123.com , and then check the forums. People sell stuff for much cheaper on there, and the speakers/items are usually in great condition.
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it depends on what you need.


Do you need HDMI switching capability? Do you need your receiver to be able to upconvert and process video and audio signals, or do you need it to just pass through (basic switch)

brands I would look at:
Marantz, Denon, HK, NAD, Onkyo
Hey, thanks. I don't really want to upconvert any signals; HDMI switching would be nice, tho the only HDMI device I have is an outdated vidcard; basic switching would be nice. I guess HDMI upconversion would be convenient so I wouldn't have to select/change input on the TV. Good questions for me to ask myself--I will use this stuff to reduce my noobness whilst shopping.

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Yes, get the receiver first. But don't skimp out! Because who knows, maybe you'll find a great deal on some amazing speakers and your receiver won't be able to power them to their potential.
When it comes to speakers- check out av123.com , and then check the forums. People sell stuff for much cheaper on there, and the speakers/items are usually in great condition.
Right! That's the idea, I think. Thanks for the heads-up on av123.com. I'll check it out.

TTYL, OCN homies.
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post #66 of 73
No problem, just post in here or make a new thread.

Also , check out this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ing-sites.html
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No problem, just post in here or make a new thread.

Also , check out this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ing-sites.html
GOOD FEAST. Thanks!
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post #68 of 73
Aw crap, the sound card I just ordered has no S/PDIF connex. Oh well, I read that it's usually the case that sound cards can't properly transmit 5.1 channel audio over S/PDIF.

...Now to find a decent receiver that has the multi-channel analog inputs.

Hahah what if I mix up the sub and center inputs? Doesn't that make the center speaker go boom?
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post #69 of 73
If you mix them up, they wont work properly
What sound card did you get? If it has a Flexijack then just get a converter and use toslink out to your receiver. And im pretty sure it depends on the card when talking about 5.1 over digital.
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post #70 of 73
Aye, apparently it does. But wotaboot me mic?
I guess ppl get USB headsets and whatnot. I suppose I don't plan on using the sound card for recording much...


Whatever the case, I heard that direction audio in games often doesn't function right thru the digital jack.
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