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Old 02-17-2007, 05:16 PM   #31
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Yup, the only thing connected to the speakers is the receiver - everything else goes through the receiver.

I would actually stay away from eBay for cables (and....um, Monster Cable in general - it's horribly overpriced). It's better to deal with a reputable dealer than take a chance on individual sellers. Plus there's the hassle of bidding and all that.

Monoprice is a good site, and another good one is www.bluejeanscable.com. Good quality, no frills stuff, with fast shipping.

So have you decided on which speakers and receiver yet?


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Old 02-17-2007, 05:22 PM   #32
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Yeah, I'm getting an Onkyo receiver and an Onkyo CD changer, and the Axiom speakers you had mentioned.

So basically, I ripped off your stereo setup.

Seriously though, I don't know the difference between one brand and the next, so I did some online research with reading user reviews.

My tax return should be in my account within a week or two, so as soon as it's there, I'm placing my orders!

Tomorrow I'm going to Ikea to get a new TV stand that will be hold my TV, both speakers, VCR, DVD player, receiver and CD player.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:34 PM   #33
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I wish I could give you my employee discount on that Onkyo receiver and the Monster Cable.

Which receiver and dvd player did you select?
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:37 PM   #34
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Which TV stand are you getting? (I work at IKEA)

And nice choice on the speakers. I'm sure you'll love em. Plan on staying up a little late listening to your favorite cds and hearing things you'd never noticed before.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:30 PM   #35
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I may have to call in sick for a few days to break in the speakers.

The CD player is an Onkyo DX-C390, and the receiver is an Onkyo TX8222. I'm planning on ordering them through Circuity City online, and doing the in store pickup.

The speakers I'll have to ship to my work, and it'll be a slight pain lugging them home, but oh well.

As for the TV stand, I have three jotted down from the website, but I'm not yet convinced of which one I might get. Oppli, Ivar, or Hensik (hee hee hee at the names) ... the Hensvik is more of an entertainment center, which would be good because the speakers could sit on top, but I don't think the box o' parts and wood will fit in my little Saturn.

I'm going first thing Sunday morning because the thought of going down there Saturday afternoon makes me want to slit my wrists. In and out as fast as I can right when it opens, before it becomes a hellish nightmare of Ikea shoppers.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:00 PM   #36
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Tues-Thurs are by far the best days to do IKEA - it's amazing how much nicer a place is to shop when it's not overrun with customers!
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:08 PM   #38
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It's pretty out of the way from where I live and work, so weekends are easier. Plus, going Tues, Weds or Thurs would mean I'd be fighting rush-hour traffic to get there. Yucko!
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #39
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the receiver is an Onkyo TX8222.
I would recommend looking into a surround sound receiver as well, to take advantage of the 5.1 DVD soundtracks.
The Onkyo TX-SR304S costs only a few dollars more, and if you decide to fill out your speaker set, you'll already have the receiver for it.
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Thanks, I'll check it out, but I'm more concerned about listening to CDs than having surround sound for movies.
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ntalwar is right. buying a surround receiver makes more sense these days. not just for movies, - but also concerts.

also, the beatles love album was recorded in 5.1, r.e.m. has re-released all their cds in 5.1 etc. etc.
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Thanks, I'll check it out, but I'm more concerned about listening to CDs than having surround sound for movies.
The surround sound receiver can handle both, and it's only $10 more at Circuit City. Plus - the U2 DVDs in 5.1 .
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The CD player is an Onkyo DX-C390, and the receiver is an Onkyo TX8222.


TX8222....$157
I recommend the TSXR604...I get it for $340.00 Retails for $499

DXC390....$140.00

Let me know.
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... let you know what?

What makes the TSXR604 better? I don't know that I want to spend $499 or even $340 on a receiver.

But I can spend an extra $10 on the receiver with surround, so looks like I will take that upgrade.
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And nice choice on the speakers. I'm sure you'll love em. Plan on staying up a little late listening to your favorite cds and hearing things you'd never noticed before.

No doubt.

In fact, be a real dork and try listening to tracks or albums left or right side only at a time. Talk about hearing new things.

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