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Hi All,
I'm new to the HomeTheaterShack forum and the Home Theater Hobby. I'm putting together my first home theater room right now and have a question.
I have an Onkyo SR-TX506 7.1 receiver rated at 75 WPC.

For almost the exact same price of $399 delivered I can get either of the set ups below:

Fluance AVHTB+ and their AVBP2 Bipolar surround speakers
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Yambeka AV-7

Each set has a similar form factor of 2 towers, a center and 4 surrounds, which is what I am looking for.

Any recommendations one way or the other, or for this price point are there other, better alternatives?

Thanks!

Dan
 

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Well, I have a TX-SR605 and have it with KEF speakers.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money you could buy PSB or Onkyo speakers. I would use PSB speakers, good sound not too expensive.
 

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Sorry, I have never heard either. I have been tempted to try out the Yambeka's just for fun. Have you had a chance to read the Yambeka review ?
Probably going to want a sub with either set-up, at this price point the specs on the speakers may be a bit,... um,... optimistic. OTOH, not much else available at this price point either, especially if you want floor standing speakers.
 

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Thanks for the input. I looked but I can't find where Onkyo makes any tower/surround setups similar to the form factor of the Fluance and Yambeka setups I outlined in my original post. And the PSB's appear to be well beyond my price range. Or am I just looking in the wrong place for them?
 

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Sorry, I have never heard either. I have been tempted to try out the Yambeka's just for fun. Have you had a chance to read the Yambeka review ?
Probably going to want a sub with either set-up, at this price point the specs on the speakers may be a bit,... um,... optimistic. OTOH, not much else available at this price point either, especially if you want floor standing speakers.
Yes, I've read all the reviews I could find for both Fluance and Yambeka, all seem to be very favorable. I like the looks of the Yambeka's better and am leaning that direction, but I'm wondering if the Bipolar surrounds that Fluance offers would add a more 3 dimensional sound quality to my theater room. Really just looking for some more data points before I pull the trigger.
I agree with you on the sub. Initially I plan to hook up an old Sony Sub that I have left over from an old HTIB setup, and will upgrade as budget allows.
 

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Stay away form Fluance they use junky drivers and will not last. Yambeka has goten some good reviews I would have a look at SVS as well. Yambeka I believe only sells on line as well so you may save some money going that route.
 

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I used the AVBP2 as surrounds for a couple of months ...:yes:

The reason I changed them was the frequency response ...130Hz to 20KHz, I was also using the Infinity TSS750 which frequency response was 120Hz-20KHz; I wanted to use the suggested crossover of 80Hz to the sub ...as you can see, I had to use 130Hz because of the AVBP2's. I was happy with the sound.

I was reading another post, this member is looking at this Onkyo 908 (it can be purchased here though the Shack electronic store) ...it comes with a new AVR, seven speakers and a sub.

In my opinion, is a better deal than getting Fluance or Yambeka ...downside, no floorstanders :huh:
 
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