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Old 12-21-02, 04:48 AM
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Need help findign best HT system for computer hook up.

Here are my comptuer specs:

Aduio: SOund Blaster LIVE! 5.1
Processor: Athlon 2200+ Tbred
Motherboard: Asus a7v8x
Video Card: G4 Ti4600 Leadtek Winfast
Memory: 512 MB Crucial pc2700
Hard Disk: WD 80 GB
Case: Thermaltake xaser
CDROM/DVD/CDR: Plextor 40/12/40 Sony DVD 16/40
Power Supply: Enermax 350 watt
Cooling: Coolermaster hhc-001 retro fitted delta 92mm fan at 119 cfm

WHat im looking for: A home theatre system that will give me great sound for equl to or less then 500 dollers Im also thinking abotu doing that MSN wallet deal so please reply and give info fast so I can take advantage of it. Please give all sorts of info Im gonn use it for gaming and dvd and music not for video since im jsut gonna play off my monitor. I want this to be a rich sound not lacking in bass or treble. Tell me if my selection i have is good for me to. DOnt need DVD changer or nothing I have all that in my comptuer. All I need is what basically my example system has.

What ive already found: Onkyo
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Old 12-21-02, 05:10 AM
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so basically you want a receiver/speaker combo to hook up to your pc. Since it's not a living room, you probably don't need to spend $500 to get all that power. Is it in a bedroom? of so, less money will give you plenty of power to blow the room out

I'm not familiar with the whole HT scene but hopefully some guys here can give you some receiver/speaker suggestions to go along with your SB Live 5.1..... And if you're using MSN wallet it looks like it needs to be something Circuit City carries and needs to be purchased before midnight tomorrow, the 22nd.

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I was also thinking maybe this one its only 400 dollars

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Old 12-21-02, 09:37 AM
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If you are looking to use CC/MSN then I would jump on the Onkyo. It could also be a starting good system for upgrading.

Another system to look at is the Klipsch Promedia system at 399. THis has the power built into the sub so it has no reciever but it is very well reviewed.

I would go listen to both and get a feel for shch you like better.

Side note - I think the MSN deal has expired!
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Old 12-21-02, 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by bfrank
Side note - I think the MSN deal has expired!
thought it was good until 12/22 midnight..... ?

msn offer says "This offer is active from 11/25/02 to 12/22/02 (end date subject to change by MSN)." Wonder how to find out if it's still going....

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Old 12-21-02, 10:04 AM
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If the Onkyo you're looking at is the HTiB (HS650 or something like that) for $600 check out www.shoponkyo.com. Right now they're having a 25% off sale on all refurbs and free shipping - you can get that set (when it's in stock, but I've heard it comes back all the time) for around $320. You can't use the MSN deal but you still save around $200
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"comes back all the time".... I wouldnt' get that set then...
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Old 12-21-02, 02:00 PM
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Yeah comes back from a blown set of tweeters or something.
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