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# 140732 18-Feb-2014 23:03
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I'm stepping up from an old sony 5.1 system and have managed to get a Onkyo 626 receiver relatively cheaply.

I would like some advice on a new 5.1 setup that is currently used for 70% movies, and the rest tv and music. I would like to use the second zone for more music though in a simple outdoor setup. The room is 6x4. I'm only after smaller bookshelf and wall mountable speakers.

I'm pretty interested in the Klipsch Quintet v package for $1400 incl. sub as an example. I don't want to spend much more at this stage. Is there really anything better in this range?

Appreciate any input :-)

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  # 990067 18-Feb-2014 23:26
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If you are happy to trade 5.1 for 2.1 in the beginning then pickup a pair of KEF Q300 + sub, then add to the package as funds permit later

I 'cheaped' out with decent Yamaha speakers after listening to a mates KEFs and wish I hadn't. Mine sound really good, but his are something else.

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  # 990490 19-Feb-2014 14:24
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I've heard a few say to go down this track but I wondered whether it would be better to start with a lower cost complete system and then swap out Fronts, Center, and finally Sub as funds allowed?

I'd really be keen to hear from anyone else who has a similar setup. Looking online at the reviews and eBay etc People seem very happy with the Klipsch 5.1 setup. Albeit they can get it much cheaper $300-500US depending on sales...



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  # 990563 19-Feb-2014 15:52
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Got these for my father in law for Xmas

Should go great guns with your Onkyo. They have some real weight to them, looks brilliant. Easily wall mounted and for their size they put out some seriously good audio.

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