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Cheapest home theater suggestion needed

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Cooladitya007

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Hi
I am looking for cheapest possible home theater, yes i mean it cheap means really cheap.
I saw many threads of budget home theater costing lacs, i really wonder why those systems cist so high.
Anyways my first so called home theater was sony dav-dz120k which i bought under 15k if i am not wrong, didn't serve me well despite i didn't used it much and never abused it.
From past few days again 'itch' started i hope you guys understand what i mean, so i visited nearby big electronic store 'great eastern' (btw i am from Jaipur Rajasthan ) but to my surprise forget about avr they have just 1 home theater for demo and again its sony but sound bar type priced 32k and sound was not at all impressive even i am not willing to pay 12k for that shit.
Came back home and started to check sony brochure given by sales man and found sony ht iv300 but after some research found that its very old 2014 model.
I was about to buy it for 17.5k but after reading many threads i realised it was not ny unit which gave so early its common with almost all sony ht.
Now i am looking for a home theater which can serve me for 10-15 years.
I have Philips micro hifi almost 15 years old but its still working i still use it for fm.
Btw i have 3 ohms sony 5.1 speaker & sub woofer and one 300w 4ohms car sub woofer all passive so can i use them? To save some bucks.
My uses will be 65 %music + 35% movies.
And i am really very tight on budget and won't be able to increase in future nor i will be able to spend much in future.
So please suggest me accordingly.

I saw jbl avr 101 online available under 19k + bank offer is it a good deal?
Also i read much about taga harmony tav 505 they look great, yes i like their looks because i never heard them.
I was looking at user reviews of taga 505 at amazon and found many people bought it for 15-16k but now its available at almost double price.
I am very confused now don't know what to do.

Note:- i am a new member and this is my post so please bear me and excuse my poor english and writing skills.
 

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Yes, for me, the bass is more than enough. I don't want to shake the entire building, hence subwoofer not required. I am in Bangalore.
You are from HT Heaven, no doubt you can get best deal.
I actually want to shake the entire building, i just love bass but don't want muddy one.
Looking for clean bass but due to my limited budget want to get best possible speaker system in my budget.
 
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Someone please compare Yamaha YHT 1840 vs. Denon X250BT vs. Denon X550BT.
I googled but didn't find/understand.
Thanks
 
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Do check the comparison between the Denon's


Among the Denon's 550 is clearly better. My opinion is only based on the specs.

As for Yamaha, I am not sure what is the equivalent model in international market. My guess is Yamaha 3xx series. May be someone else can enlighten.
 
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Cooladitya007

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Do check the comparison between the Denon's


Among the Denon's 550 is clearly better. My opinion is only based on the specs.

As for Yamaha, I am not sure what is the equivalent model in international market. My guess is Yamaha 3xx series. May be someone else can enlighten.
Thanks no doubt 550bt is better but expensive also compare to 250bt and i am on very limited budget also i see very slight difference between 550bt and 250bt please correct me if i am wrong.
 
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Guys i am inclined towards Denon X250BT please confirm its the only option for my limited budget or any other/better option available?
Please reply asap i need to finalise earliest.
 
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At a budget of Denon X250BT there are no other offerings for a brand new piece unless you are willing to go for an used AVR in which case you can look at if anyone is selling the below at price similar to your budget
i) Yamaha RX series if any are being offered
ii) Marantz NR1509

If not open to used go for the Denon X250BT and buy a Taga Speaker package. This would give you a good performance vs a Yamaha YHT-1840 or similar package.
 
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At a budget of Denon X250BT there are no other offerings for a brand new piece unless you are willing to go for an used AVR in which case you can look at if anyone is selling the below at price similar to your budget
i) Yamaha RX series if any are being offered
ii) Marantz NR1509
If not open to used go for the Denon X250BT and buy a Taga Speaker package. This would give you a good performance vs a Yamaha YHT-1840 or similar package.
Thanks for reply,i don't want to go for used AVR because i am not going replace it any time soon and won't be able to get it repaired if something goes wrong.
Can you please confirm Denon X250BT supports most Dolby audio formats? I know it doesn't support Atmos and i am ok with it.
I am not worried about video format support.
For speakers i can go for used one.
 
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I’ve also been planning to setup a HT in a budget as low as possible.
I’ve auditioned QAcoustics 3020i, 3090ci and 3010i as a 5.1 package and really liked it. Please guide me:

i. In a tight budget, is it the best available bookshelfs?

ii. Is 3030i or Concept series really worth the extra money, considering this is my 1st HT and lot of time in future to explore?

iii. Should I consider buying the subwoofer right now or just the bookshelfs would be fine and give sufficient bass? If yes, please suggest some budget friendly subwoofer options.

iv. In order to cut down on the budget, should I look at considering other cheaper surround speakers instead of 3010i? Room size being around 18x12, TV setup unfortunately in the left side corner of the room, and no space between sofa and rear wall, will have to suspend the speakers on side walls.

v. Last but not the least, my usage being 60% Movies and 40% Music, which AVR to go for? Experts here recommend Denon for movies and that too higher models which will increase the budget. Would Denon 550BT be sufficient to drive these QAcoustics speakers? If not, which model to atleast go for? And, dealer is recommending to go for Marantz 1509/1609, offering at 33k/45k very slightly negotiable, should I consider Marantz 1509 or Yamaha 5.1 channel AVR?
 
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A few months ago, I just searched for bluetooth speakers and ended up buying MI bar. Good bass and top end. As I am Indian Classical Music fan, I just love the output (24 W). Just 4999. Don't know if it serves your purpose, but I just thought about chiming in and put my views.
 
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A few months ago, I just searched for bluetooth speakers and ended up buying MI bar. Good bass and top end. As I am Indian Classical Music fan, I just love the output (24 W). Just 4999. Don't know if it serves your purpose, but I just thought about chiming in and put my views.
Actually i am looking for 5.1 surround sound experience which is not possible with any sound bar anyways thanks.
A gentleman giving away his sony ht iv300 home theater system but it was already blocked for someone before i saw, just missed it.
 
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Actually i am looking for 5.1 surround sound experience which is not possible with any sound bar anyways thanks.

Not against your views, after all its your need.

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A few years ago, my friend imported a superb hifi system, wherein it said "total harmonic distortion below ... level". Later he read that this THD is usually beyond human ears. The point is, not all sound systems are compatible with latest options. There are big faults even with BOSE sound system. I may be wrong, but AFAIK 5.1 means 1 woofer plus other satellites (usually tweeters) and for true surround sound, you need at least 10-12 speakers spread across the room, and will cost you a lot. Judiciously think what you need.
 
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AFAIK 5.1 means 1 woofer plus other satellites (usually tweeters) and for true surround sound, you need at least 10-12 speakers spread across the room, and will cost you a lot. Judiciously think what you need.
When we say 5.1 surround sound it doesn't mean only 5 speaker and 1 woofer, first we need sound file coded in some surround sound formats like DTS, DTS-HD and many other then we need a decoder (AVR) and then we need speaker to produce that sound separately.
Satellite speakers are not tweeters they may or may not have tweeters.
My living room where i am going to install is very small say 13X11X11 so neither i need 10-12 speakers nor i can install.
I already used a 5 1 sony home theatre system which i bought in 2006 is not working since long and due sone some reasons bow i am planing to get a home theater again but due to budget constraints i am still trying to get 1 at cheapest possible price.
 
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At a budget of Denon X250BT there are no other offerings for a brand new piece unless you are willing to go for an used AVR in which case you can look at if anyone is selling the below at price similar to your budget
i) Yamaha RX series if any are being offered
ii) Marantz NR1509

If not open to used go for the Denon X250BT and buy a Taga Speaker package. This would give you a good performance vs a Yamaha YHT-1840 or similar package.
Can you please tell me does X250BT and X550BT share same amplifier or different?
Like if i connect Taga speakers they will sound same on both or different??
 
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