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# 140732 18-Feb-2014 23:03
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Hello,



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

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/jb-hi-fi-home-audio/speakers/kef/5-1-channel-speaker-pack-sku-90727/

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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