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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 AM   #1
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Default $129 (Woot, new) - Onkyo HT-RC430 5.1 60WPC 3D Receiver

http://www.woot.com/offers/onkyo-5-1...y-a-v-receiver

Next cheapest I could find was $168 at Walmart (or $159 refurb at Accessories4Less). It has a 5-star rating on Amazon out of 6 reviews, and a 4-star rating on Walmart out of 32 reviews. Specs:

5.1 receiver
4 HDMI inputs
60 watts per channel @ 8-ohms
Audio return channel
HDMI v1.4 (3D capable)

Product page:

http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=i

Manual:

http://63.148.251.135/redirect_servi...430_En_web.pdf
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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If you're looking for some speakers, a lot of people like the little Bose-style cubes. There's a company that makes the same style with a built-in ball-mount to hookup on your wall for $26 a speaker ($130 for 5). They come in white or black:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=303-522

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=303-523

And here's a nice 12" sub for $120:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-629

Throw in some speaker wire and you have a nice little 5.1 system for under $400!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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If you're looking for some speakers, a lot of people like the little Bose-style cubes. There's a company that makes the same style with a built-in ball-mount to hookup on your wall for $26 a speaker ($130 for 5). They come in white or black:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=303-522

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=303-523

Throw in some speaker wire and you have a nice little 5.1 system for under $400!


those are nice speakers for the price!!! thanks
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #4
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those are nice speakers for the price!!! thanks
No problem...my only complaint is that the crossover point is a bit high at 150 Hz (150-20,000 Hz) - the sub has a fairly high crossover at 140 Hz (25-140 Hz; I usually max my own subs out at 80 Hz), so there's a 10 Hz sonic gap in there (140 - 150 Hz is missing). But a lot of wall mounts sell for about as much as the entire speaker, so it's hard to argue with the price. And the white ones are nice for blending in with walls & ceilings.

If you need something a bit cheaper, Monoprice has a whole package for $79: (5.1 system with a smaller 8" sub)

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:18 AM   #5
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Thanks OP, just what the doctor ordered!
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Wow. Nothing pisses me off than seeing RCA inputs in front of a receiver. I know that there are a lot of people who have equipment that needs old school connections, but just once I'd like to see a receiver with nothing but HDMI and digital connections on the back with nothing analog on it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #7
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Wow. Nothing pisses me off than seeing RCA inputs in front of a receiver. I know that there are a lot of people who have equipment that needs old school connections, but just once I'd like to see a receiver with nothing but HDMI and digital connections on the back with nothing analog on it.
At this price what do you expect. The more high end models have mostly HDMI inputs.
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Wow, this is the first time in a while that Woot has had something I wanted at a price I like. Thanks
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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No problem...my only complaint is that the crossover point is a bit high at 150 Hz (150-20,000 Hz) - the sub has a fairly high crossover at 140 Hz (25-140 Hz; I usually max my own subs out at 80 Hz), so there's a 10 Hz sonic gap in there (140 - 150 Hz is missing). But a lot of wall mounts sell for about as much as the entire speaker, so it's hard to argue with the price. And the white ones are nice for blending in with walls & ceilings.

If you need something a bit cheaper, Monoprice has a whole package for $79: (5.1 system with a smaller 8" sub)

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Yeah, I'd actually suggest the more expensive Monoprice over the PE. Better 110/115hz crossover... it's IS an Energy Take Classic knockoff, after all.
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