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nitinbose

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Hi Members,

This is my first post to this forum.

I currently have a Sony DAV-DZ120K, which I use for mostly music, but also for movies. However I'm not satisfied by its performance, hence considering purchasing an Onkyo TX-SR605 A/V receiver.

I would like to know if any of the members have experience with this model, as well as any other valuable suggestions you may have.


Thanks,

Nitin.
 

soundofmusic

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Hi Nitin

If you listen to music mostly , then its no use buying a AV Receiver, instead you can try a stereo combination say

Marantz PM4001
Marantz CD5001
Tannoy / Mission / Monitor audio stand mount speakers.

mohan
 

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Nitin,

Just add Moudaunt Short Avant 902i & Wharfedale Diamond 9.1s also in your auditions, along with Mohan's suggestions.

In case you are strictly looking out for an AVR, with music in mind, I would say hear Cambridge Audio & Marantz AVRs. They are more musical than Onkyo any day.

Cheers.
 
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nitinbose

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Gentlemen,

Thanks very much for the responses and suggestions.

A bit of a confusion here: Why would not the A/V receiver such as Onkyo produce less quality of music, while most agree their excellence in movie reproduction? I thought movie audio was more complex than normal audio sources such as CDs/MP3s.

Please suggest. Above all my budget for the receiver can be a max of 45k, I would want to expend the remaining funds for the speakers.

Please recommend me a model in this price range. How would you rate the Sony HT-DDW1600 - Muteki?? Is that model worth purchasing?

Thanks,

Nitin.
 

nitinbose

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Hi EveryBody.. I'm Back!!

Thanks for all the suggestions... I went ahead and purchased the Onkyo HT-SR800 system..

I really do not know how to comment on the quality, but its simply suberb!! I almost cried out of joy after hearing my favorite music tracks and movies.

There is a distint difference between the Sony HT system I'd previously purchased (Sony DAV-DZ120K)

There is a lot of good Bass. Most importantly, there is quality. What i mean is that I can literarily separate the various instruments. Amazingly clear!!

Thanks unleash_me.. I strongly stayed away from the Sony HT-DDW1600.. To me, Sony is rather a "Noise Making System" instead of being a Music/Home Theatre system.

Well.. If I go on praising.. I shall keep on typing.. :D:D:D:D
I strongly recommend this system to any buyer.

Nitin.
 

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I really do not know how to comment on the quality, but its simply suberb!! I almost cried out of joy after hearing my favorite music tracks and movies.

You just did my friend!

...enjoy your system.

All the best.
 

nitinbose

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The actual cost is 54K, however I purchased it during the offer, hence got it for 39.9K. Please hurry before the offer closes, so that you could buy it for this price :)

Nitin.
 

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Hi Nitin,

I too got the HT SR 800 Onkyo system (It has at 550 Receiver + 7 speaker set).

Along with a Sony HDMI DVD and HDMI Cable I got the total for abt 42 (assuming the DVD is for 5K, the HT SR system was for 37 K with a digital cable to connect my DVD with the receiver).

Its good and yes the system is one of the best for an entry level home theatre.

The other option that I also liked was a Denon 1507 receiver (a very good receiver with HDMI output and I felt this to be more user friendly than the onkyo one) with polk RM 105 satellite speakers for abt 39000 - retailing at Pro FX. The sound quality was good but I liked the output from HT SR 800 better.

best
 

nitinbose

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If you consider the HT-SR800 to be entry level, what would you rate as medium or good home theater system? :)

Ofcourse, you have to add better speaker systems for the front, to give the best results.

Satellites may not be a good performer, especially due to its small size.

Planning on upgrading the speakers? :)

I'm planning to upgrade the front speakers in a few months down the line.

Thanks,

Nitin.
 

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The actual cost is 54K, however I purchased it during the offer, hence got it for 39.9K. Please hurry before the offer closes, so that you could buy it for this price :)

Nitin.


If you don't mind, can you list down all the systems and accessories that you have purchased.. I 'm a newbie here and facing a dilemma how to start with a budget of Rs50 K .
Can somebody please advise?
 

Makarand

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Hi Nitin
Get a HTSR 800 system of Onkyo..this will have an amp, woofer and 7 speakers.

Then get a DVD player say philips or sony that is hdmi compatible....

This set together should be about 42 if you bargain well!

If you want a TV within 50K budget then you will have to go for a HTSR 600system...
 

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Hi Nitin
Get a HTSR 800 system of Onkyo..this will have an amp, woofer and 7 speakers.

Then get a DVD player say philips or sony that is hdmi compatible....

This set together should be about 42 if you bargain well!

If you want a TV within 50K budget then you will have to go for a HTSR 600system...

Thank's mate ..this is good choice I think.. somehow I would like to venture in a separate systems too..like Marantz,Denon etc.
I' now staying in NOIDA ; are there any nearby showroom which I can have some test -session or possibly buy ? Are there any nearby shops in Delhi/Noida /Gurgaon ...
 

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Want to buy a home theater around 50K

Hi Friends,

I want to buy a home theater for around 50 K . I do not have a very large room but will like the home theater to be powerful enough in case i change the room . I will use it mostly for music . I know home theater is not the best for only music but cannot afford to have a music system and home theater separately . I can go over from 50K to 75 k if i get superb quality guarantee. I live in Bangalore and would prefer brands that have service centers here . here are my options please comment out on pros and cons for each . Please suggest if you have any other options
1) Onkyo HTS 6200 ( 7.1 but no THS )
2) Onkyo HTS 990 (too big )
3) Denon AVR 1610 + wharfdale speakers ( does any one know exact model and cost )
4) onkyo hts 3100
5) denon avr 1610 + jamo s406 speakers
6) denon avr 1601 + onkyo speakers SKS-HT528

As you can see i am confused help me . added to that does any model support straeming music from network ?
 

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if your are looking for HT for music than plz go for
3) Denon AVR 1610 + wharfdale speakers ( does any one know exact model and cost )
 

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similar set is used by one of our frined. please find the following details:

Purchased last weekend from Silo Media (Pune):

Denon AVR 1610
Wharfedale Diamond 9.2 (fronts)
Wharfedale Diamond 9.CS (center)
Wharfedale Diamond 9.DFS (bipolar surrounds)
Audioquest HDMI cable (2m)

Cost me 60K (MRP 69K)

regards,
Sumesh
 
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