Hi there, I’m very new into the HT world and it seems to be a very expensive one!
I’ve lurked through the forums to try and find some budget builds or stickies regarding builds but couldn’t find any (probably didn’t use the search very well)
I was hoping to get some advice with my options and i’ll try and include as much information as I can.
Decided to get a 2.1 system because the layout of the room makes it a bit more difficult for a 5.1. The 5.1 would have been a generic HT package from JB.
My budget is $1000-1500.
I am currently thinking of getting the Denon AVR-X510BT instead of the generic Pioneer.
I am looking for book shelf speakers and have been to JB and West coast hifi (WCHF). Have listened to the Dali Zensor 1 (which I was set on buying until I went to West Coast) I listened to a set of Yamaha NS-B500 + sub and they sounded much more rounded compared to the Dali’s. The Dali’s were quite tinny and seems to lack something in the mind range.
The Yamahas cost $250 off Amazon compared to the $900 in store. I will be going to Sound Advice and possibly Frank Prowse in WA to check out some of their range. The Krix Atomix $500 look like they would suit me and seem pretty good from the reviews i’ve read.
Sound Advice offers:
Frank Prose (FP) offer:
Cambridge Audio – whathifi recommend the SX-50 ($250 on Amazon)
I have very little knowledge into sub woofers that I can get that will be worth it for what I pay. I’ve listened to the Sherwood SW10, Jensen X165, Yamaha NS-SW500. The Sherwood costs $300 and I’ve read that it wouldn’t be worth it for that price. The Jensen was ridiculously loud and didn’t fit the budget and the Yamaha was nice and suited the NS-B500 but will cost $800 separately (WCHF)
Questions and Advice:
What do you think of my choice of Receiver?
Any recommendations for speakers that I can easily source in WA or online at Amazon
If I spend $500 on speakers, I’d have $500 for a sub. Can you please recommend me some subs to look into that I could purchase easily.
Should I go the Denon and Yamaha speakers/sub. Might be able to bargain with the guys at WCHF.
I know I have to go into store and listen to the speakers but I can’t get there until next Saturday and this will give me some research to keep me busy over the week!
Thanks in advance for any responses that I get.