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post #11 of 23 Old 10-16-11, 01:47 PM
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For speakers Im not sure I would go with either of the ones you listed, I would also up your budget and look at something a little better given the size of your room neither of the ones listed will be very good.
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This opinion seems based on fanboyism rather than on true product performance or actual personal experience. The Primus line will do an excellent job in a room of those dimensions, I base this opinion on personal experience and the numerous user and pro reviews available. Obviously, yes, you may get better performance if you spend more but dont think for a moment that the Primus line wont do great for your budget and room dimensions. The Primus line represents one of the best values on the market today and dont let anyone tell you differently.

Heres the good on the Primus line:

Very accurate and very detailed, entry-level audiophile grade.
Excellent power handling and easy to drive.
Good frequency response.
Remarkable imaging, IMO its their strong suit.

And the Bad:

Highs can be fatiguing after extended listening sessions, not uncommon for the price.
Cabinet interaction prevents lows from being nice and tight.
The bookshelf speakers and 350 center are physically large speakers, larger than you would think.
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Also may consider these speakers if still available with some Def Tech surrounds.

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...kers-sale.html

Anybody know much about these Def Tech vs the SVS or Infinity Primus?

Thanks,

That looks like a pretty good deal. I have the CLR2002 as my center channel and it does an excellent job. I haven't heard the BP6B towers but I have read some good things about them. Total those 3 are about $1200 MSRP.

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Re: Equipment Recommedations for newbie

I am getting closer on deciding on my components for my home theater set up. Need a couple of suggestions. I am leaning toward the Onkyo 709 as a receiver which is currently $600 new $500 refurb. Should I wait until Black Friday for a better deal? I am not sure that the they have sales or not. Also I could wait until after x-mas for that matter.

I am still going back and forth on projectors Epson 8350($1200) vs Epson 8700UB($1900 included xtra bulb). Just not sure that I can justify the xtra $700?

As far speakers I have extended my budget. I am considering the following 2 options: I will be using these for 90% movies, sports and TV.

SVS - SCS-02 5.1 sytem with surrounds and the PB12-nsd - @1950
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Elemental Designs new Cinema series - ED(6)c with surrounds and 2 A2-300 subs - @1950

Any suggestions or guidance welcomed.
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I would wait till Black friday and see, I dont think waiting till after Christmas would really be any different otherwise you might as well wait till next spring and so on.
I am partial to SVS, Higly recommended by many I dont think you can find a better system for that price.

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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I am getting closer on deciding on my components for my home theater set up. Need a couple of suggestions. I am leaning toward the Onkyo 709 as a receiver which is currently $600 new $500 refurb. Should I wait until Black Friday for a better deal? I am not sure that the they have sales or not. Also I could wait until after x-mas for that matter.

I am still going back and forth on projectors Epson 8350($1200) vs Epson 8700UB($1900 included xtra bulb). Just not sure that I can justify the xtra $700?

As far speakers I have extended my budget. I am considering the following 2 options: I will be using these for 90% movies, sports and TV.

SVS - SCS-02 5.1 sytem with surrounds and the PB12-nsd - @1950
or
Elemental Designs new Cinema series - ED(6)c with surrounds and 2 A2-300 subs - @1950

Any suggestions or guidance welcomed.
Hello,
I would watch out for Newegg this Weekend as they almost always drop the prices on AVR's then. The $479 AC4L Price is mighty tempting as well. I know it is listed as $489, but I spoke to the Owner Mark and he said he would sell the 709 to HTS Members for another $10 off. And you never know, you could always ask if he would sell it for even less than that. I would mention that you were seriously considering waiting until Black Friday or even Christmas for an even lower price on a non Refurbished Model and see what he offers. Never hurts to ask...
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Newegg has the Onkyo 709 for $580 shipped. Should I just pull the trigger now? This seems to be the best price I have seen. Not sure if I am going to find lower in the next couple of months.

As far as the projector - do you think Visual Apex will run deals on either the 8350 or 8700UB? If I can get a little better deal on the 8700UB I will purchase but as of now the $700 difference will be hard to swallow. Opinions?

Also does anybody have an opinion on the Elemental Designs Cinema series or the CHT SHO-10 speakers? They both have the compression driven horns. Just curious what experiences anybody has had with these types of speakers.

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I think the 8700 has a very good reon video processor, it may have other upgrades but that looks to be the big one and likely will always fetch a sizable premium over the 8350 even if they have deals down the road. I also think amazon is $70 cheaper on the 8350. Hope this helps.
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Also does anybody have an opinion on the Elemental Designs Cinema series or the CHT SHO-10 speakers?
I've heard the SHO-10s in my buddy's HT set-up, both on their own and A/B'd against his old Axiom M60s (before he ditched the Axioms). The SHOs had a huge soundstage, they were less bright than the M60s and, unlike the M60s - which became shrill and fatiguing at louder volume levels - they could be played stupid loud without exhibiting any signs of stress. I was impressed.

This coming weekend, I'll be taking delivery of a pair of SHO-10s. I'm really curious to hear them in my HT room, and A/B'd against my Paradigm Studio 60s.

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Let me know how they work out. I am leaning toward the Ed 6's due ti size but and price but may be able to fit the SHO-10's.
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Seriously audition and research a Pioneer or Denon AVR before going w Onkyo... much experience in the field replacing Onkyo's that just dont live up to the hype or have issues or fail all-together.....
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