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post #1 of 80 Old 12-20-11, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have just started building my HT again....the divorce did away with most of it...I kept my front stage and bought everything else in the last 3 weeks. What I have is as follows:

Emerson 42" LCD
Onkyo TX-SR803
DIY Front stage (Peerless, Morel) 2) 8" 1)4" 1)Dome per
NHT VC-3 x1
NHT Super One x4
Epik Empire Sub
Vizio Blu Ray

So the question at hand is what is my next purchase that can give me the most improvement?
No room for a projector yet.....still looking for a house

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post #2 of 80 Old 12-20-11, 11:18 PM
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I would say your next upgrade would be to get a new receiver with the high def audio codecs available from Blu-ray like DTS-HD and TrueHD.
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post #3 of 80 Old 12-20-11, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Denon, onkyo, marantz?....suggestions

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I just checked out your current receiver and it doesn't include any automatic EQ like Audyssey. Get a receiver with at least Audyssey MultEQ XT and your audio should improve greatly just from that addition. I am not sure what you budget is for a receiver but the more expensive receivers include Audyssey XT32 which is even better.

I just picked this up about a month ago: http://www.buy.com/prod/onkyo-tx-nr3...217138820.html

I actually bought my 3008 at http://www.accessories4less.com/ for about 1,000 for a refurb but they don't have any currently in stock. This receiver does include XT32 and all the bells and whistles.
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I like Denon, Onkyo and Marantz. Right now the Onkyo is my personally preference, Denon my second choice then Marantz as I have owned all these brands within the last year and stayed with the Onkyo.

It's all personal preference and what sounds right in your system. I picked the Onkyo over the other 2 as it had more dynamics for movies, the marantz was probably the best with music but dull for movies compared to the Onkyo. The Denon is a good all around performer but the Onkyo edged it out for movies in my system.
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post #6 of 80 Old 12-21-11, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about $750 used or new....may take me just a little while too just got through spending about $1500....I only have $150 in the reciever I have now

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You can even go less and get a lot of receiver, especially used.

Here is a Onkyo 809 which has MultEQ XT which I recommend as the lowest form of Audyssey:

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...FcoaQgodWD5jkw

They also have lower priced receivers there like the 709 which also has XT and is only about $500:

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

Here is a list of Audyssey equipped receivers with MultEQ XT and XT32, I would skip any receiver that only had normal MultEQ and 2EQ as they do not do as good a job at EQ-ing the subwoofer channel if at all.

http://www.audyssey.com/products?fie...id=All&ptype=5

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One other thing I wanted to mention regarding Accessories4less.com. There extended warranties are reasonably priced and you can get 3 years for about $45. I have only had a problem with 1 Onkyo product which is my 5508 pre-amp and luckily it is still under warranty but for $45 it is not bad for a little piece of mind.
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What about YAMAHA it offer good quality think about 2067 or the 3xxx

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post #10 of 80 Old 12-21-11, 01:22 AM
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Yamaha uses there own EQ system and I don't know if it equals Audyssey which is available on Denon, Marantz, Onkyo and some others and is considered the top EQ as far as receivers are concerned.
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