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Greetings,

It's time that we disable the TV's built-in speakers and go with something that we can actually hear without having to turn the volume up ridiculously high.

To that end, I've done a bit of shopping around and I've come up with a baseline for what I think I want. Right now the family budget doesn't have room for a full surround setup, but I want to be able to build on the system as money becomes available. I want to start with a receiver and some floorstanding speakers for a stereo setup.

Here's what I've selected:
Denon AVR-1911 Receiver, $399.99
Boston Acoustics CS 226 Floorstanding Speakers, $149.99 each

Is this a good starting point? Can you suggest changes or improvements within the same budget window?

Thank you for your time
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post #2 of 6
With my limited knowledge, that seems like a pretty good setup.

If you decide to go with that Denon, you can get it cheaper here: http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...1?SSAID=314743
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Thanks for the tip on the lower price. Unfortunately, shipping through that company is $81 with that site, whereas Crutchfield is free.
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Ah, I saw free shipping and didn't think that you might be outside of the 48.
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I'll say go for it! AFAIK Boston A. make some great speakers, I've been thinking about these for a while but im not sure how good they sound:

. Great choice on receiver!
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I'll say go for it! AFAIK Boston A. make some great speakers, I've been thinking about these for a while but im not sure how good they sound: BIC DV64. Great choice on receiver!
Thank you for the suggestion as well as the vote of confidence in the receiver. I've done a bit of looking around with regard to the DV64 speakers that you recommended, and folks at several different sites mention having to modify the crossovers to balance them out. That's not something that I'm really willing to do, so I'll pass on those. Thanks just the same
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