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Old 11-02-2020, 03:31 AM   #16
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Thereís an imbalance here..
$800 for 5.1??
I would suggest dropping Atmos and using a more simple 5.1 setup and get better speakers especially the sub.
$800 for a used AVR from 1-2 years ago. Then $800 for a used sub and some cheap satellites
Those basic subs are really not very good. You end up with a system that you wonít get the enveloping sound and end up spending more anyway
Or go to the Adelphi shops and ask them to build you a very basic system for $2000 around a good sub and centre. These two speakers play the most important role - see the stickies.
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:44 AM   #17
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I strongly suggest TS save up for a higher budget, rather than regret once everything is up.
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:06 AM   #18
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SR6013 are still available and the hardware difference is quite negligible. It's actually a more powerful receiver than I need, but it gives me breathing room if and when I want to expand my speaker setup. I don't need powerful or expensive speakers since the space I have is small. And I rather buy the speakers as a package rather than in parts.
My budget is about 2000 s$ total. I think it should be fine. I might go for used speakers with a new receiver.

Marantz SR6013 is discontinued and SR6014 is introduced in 2019.
SR6014 for $1200? Thatís a great deal cause overseas just way about that
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-3rnGnG...19-model.html?

I will spend a little more for such setup. Upgrade later means what? 1-2 yr later? That $800 a yr or 2 is close to nothing at resale. another $1k more will get u something U don't have to upgrade for a while unless U want a floor standing speakers. such as PARADIGM, Monitor Audio ($1.4k), Q acoustics ($1.4k) SVS or definitive technology. Even these are entry level for nice brands with small foot print. Nice sub is not small.
https://www.lazada.sg/products/monit...813218956.html
https://www.lazada.sg/products/q-aco...219185111.html
https://desertcart.sg/products/12278...theater-system
https://www.lazada.sg/products/prime...433724399.html
https://www.lazada.sg/products/defin...435004532.html


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Old 11-02-2020, 08:08 AM   #19
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Thereís an imbalance here..
$800 for 5.1??
I would suggest dropping Atmos and using a more simple 5.1 setup and get better speakers especially the sub.
$800 for a used AVR from 1-2 years ago. Then $800 for a used sub and some cheap satellites
Those basic subs are really not very good. You end up with a system that you wonít get the enveloping sound and end up spending more anyway
Or go to the Adelphi shops and ask them to build you a very basic system for $2000 around a good sub and centre. These two speakers play the most important role - see the stickies.
I have no desire to drop atmos. Nor a need to. if I start with 5.1 it's easy to add a couple of height speakers later. and I do not want to buy my system in pieces - probably from different manufacturers. I rather buy the speakers as a packages - knowing they all work together and tested.
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:51 AM   #20
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SR6013 are still available and the hardware difference is quite negligible. It's actually a more powerful receiver than I need, but it gives me breathing room if and when I want to expand my speaker setup. I don't need powerful or expensive speakers since the space I have is small. And I rather buy the speakers as a package rather than in parts.
My budget is about 2000 s$ total. I think it should be fine. I might go for used speakers with a new receiver.
Donít think u even care to click the links.
Are they separate parts? Buy a box and buy the speaker to build something... lol

Wharfedale DX2 U considering is 5.1, still missing height speakers
https://www.lazada.sg/products/wharfedale-dx-2-51-black-i283927053-s453078472.html

If u can find used good, speakers depreciate a lot. U maybe able to find something that cost $2k for $800.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:52 AM   #21
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Donít think u even care to click the links.
Are they separate parts? Buy a box and buy the speaker to build something... lol

Wharfedale DX2 U considering is 5.1, still missing height speakers
https://www.lazada.sg/products/wharf...453078472.html

If u can find used good, speakers depreciate a lot. U maybe able to find something that cost $2k for $800.
I appreciate the effort, but I did click on the links and they are all outside my budget as I described it.
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:01 PM   #22
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I would suggest TS to sell away the AVR and use the $800 plus the money made from the AVR invested on a soundbar with atmos w/sub no need to worry placement and save alot of money if want a baseline home theatre one has to spent a sum of total amount around 4k+ lesser than that might as well go for 2.1 or soundbar
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:23 PM   #23
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No. Sr6013 costs about 1200 s$, so I got about 800 s$ for speakers
This will fit your budget.. with $100 left to buy some decent speaker cables.

Polk Audio TL2600:
https://www.lazada.sg/products/polk-...434298607.html

Amazon Basics 14 Gauge Speaker cables: https://www.amazon.sg/dp/B0758CSSF2/..._2UIqEb537H2PY

Have fun...
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:10 PM   #24
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This will fit your budget.. with $100 left to buy some decent speaker cables.

Polk Audio TL2600:
https://www.lazada.sg/products/polk-...434298607.html

Amazon Basics 14 Gauge Speaker cables: https://www.amazon.sg/dp/B0758CSSF2/..._2UIqEb537H2PY

Have fun...
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll consider it.
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:12 PM   #25
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I would suggest TS to sell away the AVR and use the $800 plus the money made from the AVR invested on a soundbar with atmos w/sub no need to worry placement and save alot of money if want a baseline home theatre one has to spent a sum of total amount around 4k+ lesser than that might as well go for 2.1 or soundbar
I have no AVR to sell.. I am looking to build a home cinema setup, which will include a Marantz SR6013 Receiver, and a set of speakers.
I am not interested in any sound bars. I think they're good for people who don't really care about surround sound and just want some booming sound. I am interested in an immersive sound experience, and I am going to get it at my budget restraints. You really do not need to splurge 4k+ to enjoy home cinema. especially for a 3 room HDB.
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I have no AVR to sell.. I am looking to build a home cinema setup, which will include a Marantz SR6013 Receiver, and a set of speakers.
I am not interested in any sound bars. I think they're good for people who don't really care about surround sound and just want some booming sound. I am interested in an immersive sound experience, and I am going to get it at my budget restraints. You really do not need to splurge 4k+ to enjoy home cinema. especially for a 3 room HDB.
well $800.00 budget for speakers won't get you to atmos level but only basic 2.1 most and only in 2nd hand market
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:21 PM   #27
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well $800.00 budget for speakers won't get you to atmos level but only basic 2.1 most and only in 2nd hand market
Care for a friendly wager? I've already have 2 or 3 possibilities. and As I said before, I am starting with 5.1, but I am preparing for the height speakers to add later. probably for 5.1.2 setup (simply no room for 5.1.4 or more)
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:33 PM   #28
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Care for a friendly wager? I've already have 2 or 3 possibilities. and As I said before, I am starting with 5.1, but I am preparing for the height speakers to add later. probably for 5.1.2 setup (simply no room for 5.1.4 or more)
nah i don't wanna wager with you.....u happy with it no problem with me besides i just give my own experience only i 10 years ago last time spent $2800.00 on my AVR new and new satellite speakers with stands and sub for another $2800.00 total 5.6k gone haven't add in speaker cables and i am 5.1 only.....so you say you wanna spent total 2k AVR and atmos unless you brought those after market 5-8 years ago speakers or low ball those seller
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:45 PM   #29
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nah i don't wanna wager with you.....u happy with it no problem with me besides i just give my own experience only i 10 years ago last time spent $2800.00 on my AVR new and new satellite speakers with stands and sub for another $2800.00 total 5.6k gone haven't add in speaker cables and i am 5.1 only.....so you say you wanna spent total 2k AVR and atmos unless you brought those after market 5-8 years ago speakers or low ball those seller
Believe me, I take a lot of care and planning when I make a big purchase. Not only will I be happy with the system, it will sound great.. and I will stay within budget - at most I'll push maybe 5%-10% more
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Believe me, I take a lot of care and planning when I make a big purchase. Not only will I be happy with the system, it will sound great.. and I will stay within budget - at most I'll push maybe 5%-10% more
Just some friendly advise spent that $800.00 on a pair of bookshelf speakers and slowly upgrade from there....is a better investment than one shot 5.1 satellites...
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