$129 (Woot, new) - Onkyo HT-RC430 5.1 60WPC 3D Receiver

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  1. Kaido

    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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    http://www.woot.com/offers/onkyo-5-1ch-3d-ready-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=HT-RC430&class=Receiver&p=i

    Manual:

    http://63.148.251.135/redirect_service.cfm?type=own_manuals&file=SN29401114_HT-RC430_En_web.pdf
     
  2. Kaido

    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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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/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=303-522

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=303-523

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

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=300-629

    Throw in some speaker wire and you have a nice little 5.1 system for under $400!
     
  3. luv2liv

    luv2liv Platinum Member

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    those are nice speakers for the price!!! thanks
     
  4. Kaido

    Kaido Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord

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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/p...=10906&cs_id=1090601&p_id=8247&seq=1&format=2
     
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  5. j03h4gLund

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    Thanks OP, just what the doctor ordered!
     
  6. amdhunter

    amdhunter Lifer

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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.
     
  7. 13Gigatons

    13Gigatons Diamond Member

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    At this price what do you expect. The more high end models have mostly HDMI inputs.
     
  8. gorcorps

    gorcorps aka Brandon

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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
     
  9. s44

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    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. ;)