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Topic # 115551 29-Mar-2013 14:21
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Hi guys - I'm about to purchase this receiver ( probably ) this weekend from Harvey Norman. I normally would purchase the HTIB for the pure convienience of it, but now want to do things with a bit more quality. One thing that always throws me though are the speaker inputs in various receivers - they always seem to have different connections. This receiver i have seen the back of, and it seems to take 'bullet' style inputs? my current sony has clip in style. If i am going to go down the track of buying seperate speakers, will it probably be neccessary to get changed the connection points, or is the bullet style fairly common ?
lastly - WHERE should i go to look at buying speakers seperately, pretty sure Harvey Norman wont have them, and if so, probably cheap ones. I  dont have oodles of money, but want to get fairly decent speakers - not the plasticky ones that usually come in the HTIB

many thanks

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  Reply # 789296 29-Mar-2013 15:55
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Looking at the website - the AVR1713 comes with posts that can accomadate both bare wire (unscrew the binding post most of the way, then poke the stripped cable through the metal pole that is now exposed, then tighten down) and banana plugs. Easy peasy. Clip type arrangements are normally only found on cheaper kit, as they can't accommodate thicker cable for long runs, whereas the binding post style solution can.
In regards to speakers, well, the world is your oyster. Do you want satellite speakers to hang on the wall or on stands? Bookshelf (often called stand-mounts) or floor standing speakers?
If so, you'll find many, many different options through out a lot of stores / sites.
For a 5.1 speaker pack, you'll pay from $300'ish to $20000 at the likes of Harvey's, or $2000 to $100000 at a specialist store... take your pick!!!
The secret is to listen to the speakers with music / video that you know well, and choose the sound you like.

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