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    Default Upgrading to tsi300...yes or no???

    I presently have an older onkoyo 5.1 receiver with speakers...HTIB and was wondering if the TSI 300's would be a good 1st step up (seeing as they in sale on Amazon for $100 a piece) along with a CS10 or 20 center...??? Please help!!!

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    We really don't know what your equipment is, so it is hard to answer. If you go with the TSI series, the CS 20 would be a better choice than the CS 10. These are 8 ohm speakers, so the first thing to do would be check to see if your AVR is rated at 8 ohms, sometimes the manufacturer throws some weird impedances in their HTIB systems, so it is best to double check.

    Normally manufacturers skimp at the speakers in these systems, so usually this will be an upgrade. As I said, we could tell you more with a list of speakers and AVR model numbers you are currently running.

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    Thanks for the reply. I will get as much as I can when I get home from work. Thank you!

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    Receiver: Onkyo HT-R340 5.1 700w
    Left & right front speakers: Onkyo model SKF-360F 120w impedance 6 ohms

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    no go for the LSi's IMO

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    Welcome to Club Polk!

    Almost anything is an upgrade from a HTIB. That Onkyo is the equivalent of an entry level AVR that probably puts out 75-80 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (although Onkyo says otherwise) and maybe 50-60 watt x 5 channels. So yeah, it can probably drive some TSI-300s fine. You'll need to also get a CS20 center (get the larger center rather than the CS10), and later some TSI-100s for surrounds. Eventually you'll want to DITCH that Onkyo sub and get a "real" sub. If you're on a budget consider the older Polk PSW 505. And that should do you for now!

    Have fun!

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    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

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    Cnh...thank-you for your input. I ordered the TSI300's and the CS20. WhAt are your thoughts about the "Onkyo TX-SR607 7.2 Receiver"???

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    The tsi300's at $100 each are a no brainer. You will be happy, trust me.

    What are your room dimensions, listening preferences (% music vs. home theatre), budget?

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    12x14. Lately I've been watching concerts AND listening to my iPhone so it's a toss up.

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    Budget...not a lot left!!!

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    Smart move ordering the C-20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mak06053 View Post
    Cnh...thank-you for your input. I ordered the TSI300's and the CS20. WhAt are your thoughts about the "Onkyo TX-SR607 7.2 Receiver"???
    That 60X series is certainly a step up from the entry Onkyo. Probably the most popular model. It will have some more power and weight but we usually advise people to jump up one more step to the 70X series, if possible, because that has pre-outs, which boosts the "resale" value of your AVR and also allows you to add EXTRA amps in the future.

    Also, I don't remember what version HDMI the 607 has. At this point you'd want to make sure you have at least version 1.4 for full Blu-ray and 3D compatibility. So I'd check that on the Onkyousa.com site.

    Good stuff, otherwise. You'll be happy you got the larger center but your significant other might think it "too big"! You just have to make sure they understand that the CENTER carries about half the info on a surround DVD or Blu-ray disk!

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    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
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    cnh......
    I am looking at the Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2-Ch THX Certified Network A/V Receiver....thoughts?????


    8in/2out HDMI Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
    THX Select2 Plus Certified
    Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Streaming
    Marvell Qdeo™ Video Chip for 4K Upscaling and Processing
    MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) for Smart Phone Content on HDTV
    Picture-in-Picture Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology
    Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
    Onkyo Remote App for iPod/iPhone
    Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound
    Hybrid Standby Function to Reduce Power Consumption

    Amplifier

    # Channels 7.2
    Power Watts/ch 100W (8ohms 20-20kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)
    Power (8ohms 20-20kHz 0.05%) /Ch -
    THX Certified Select2 Plus
    Continuous 6ohms Rated checkmark.gif
    Certified 4ohms performance -
    All Discrete Circuitry checkmark.gif
    3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry -
    PUSH-PULL Design -
    Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor) -
    Toroidal Transformer -
    Independent Power Supply -
    Bi-amp Capability For Front -
    BTL Capability For Front -
    Processing

    DOLBY Decoder True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz
    DTS Decoder DTS-HD Master Audio
    Dolby PLIIz checkmark.gif
    ONKYO GAME Surround Modes checkmark.gif
    DTS Surround Sensation Speaker / Headphone - / -
    Neural Surround -
    THX Processing Mode -
    Audyssey DSX checkmark.gif
    Audyssey Dynamic EQ checkmark.gif
    Audyssey Dynamic Volume checkmark.gif
    Direct/Pure Mode checkmark.gif / -
    Music Optimizer checkmark.gif (Advanced)
    192K/24 Bit DACs checkmark.gif (Burr-Brown)
    VLSC -
    isf Certified Calibration Control -
    Connectivity

    Audio I/O 5 / 2
    Phono Input -
    Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX) 2 / 2
    Digital Audio OUT (OPT/COAX) -
    Composite I/O 5 / 1
    S-Video I/O - / -
    Component Video I/O 2 / 1
    Front-Panel A/V V
    Front-Panel Optical -
    USB Input Front (made for iPod/iPhone) and Rear
    HDMI I/O 8 (7 + 1)/ 2
    HDMI Version V1.4a (supports 3D video and Audio Return Channel)
    Component Video Upconversion -
    Analog To HDMI Upconversion checkmark.gif
    1080p Upscaling checkmark.gif (Marvell Qdeo)
    4K (up to 4096 x 2160) Upscaling checkmark.gif (Marvell Qdeo)
    Multi-Channel Input -
    Analog Pre-Outs Sub
    Speaker A/+B -
    Powered Zone2 checkmark.gif
    Zone 2 Line Out checkmark.gif
    Zone 2 Video Out -
    Zone 3 Line Out -
    U-Port -
    iPod Ready checkmark.gif (direct USB input)
    HD Radio Ready -
    Internet Radio Capable checkmark.gif (vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, Aupeo, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM iRadio, Slacker, LastFM iRadio, MP3tunes cloud service)
    Streaming Audio From PC checkmark.gif
    Streaming Audio From USB memory checkmark.gif
    Wireless Network Ready via USB checkmark.gif (optional UWF-1)
    PC Input (15 pin D-sub) -
    Integration Access

    RS-232 -
    IR Input -
    Ethernet checkmark.gif
    ONKYO-RI System Control checkmark.gif
    12V Trigger -
    Miscellaneous

    Pre-Pro/Learning Remote checkmark.gif / -
    Back-Lit Remote -
    On Screen Remote Programming checkmark.gif
    Bi-directional Remote Setup via GUI -
    Activity Based Remote -
    Color-Coded Speaker Terminals checkmark.gif
    Auto Speaker Calibration W/Mic. checkmark.gif (Audyssey 2EQ)
    OSD Out checkmark.gif (advanced "Home" GUI)

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