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    Hi I had about the same budget and I picked up a pair of Polk 1.2's for $1000. I bought a Sony Strda777es reciever for $250 and a ratty Sony CD player for about $30. I also have a Sony biotracer turntable for $150 and the whole system is pretty amazing. So I guess what I am trying to say is I would spend by far the biggest percentage on speakers. The electronics are cheap and easy to upgrade later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpf65 View Post
    If you like yamaha, get an aventage series. Whatever brand you buy, make sure it has pre-outs. It will be listed in the specs. It's better to spend a few extra dollars now, because if you ever want to upgrade, it will be less expensive. The most extreme application will be using your avr as a preamp, and not have to start from scratch.

    Most Best Buys, and all with Magnolia, have the TSI series in store. If you want TSI/Yamaha, I would look at 500's matched with the 10xx or above series. Best Buy price matches Amazon and Newegg pricing.
    I'm now caught in two minds b/w the Denon 3313ci and the Yamaha RX-A820.

    I think I'm settling on picking up the RX-A820 (aventage series) AVR from Yamaha - I'll use it as a pre-amp later on when I upgrade, but for now, will have to make do with this AVR and the TSi500s. Any quick thoughts / suggestions from anyone - I'm hoping for one other person to agree with me before I take the plunge!

    NewEgg seems to be offering a $400 off on the AVR for the next 5 days, if anyone else is interested!

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    Sweet review of the Outlaw 306. I may need to look into that line of components for my new AVR/tuner
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    Working on updating my set up

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    Just purchased the Outlaw RR2150 - your recommendations with all the +ve reviews convinced me.

    Someone recommended a gauge 14 speaker cable for this setup - I'm a newbie, so any suggestions on this ?

    I'll post snaps once all components arrive (amp and speakers) - should be mid-week!

    Thanks again for your advice!

    -arj.

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    Finally, all components here ! .. looks sweet ... Don't have a source yet ... lol ... But i'll try and pull some CDs onto an iPod in lossless format and try it tonight .... Thanks again for everyone's help on here! If anyone is interesting in knowing how it sounds, please ping on the thread ....!

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    Congrats and enjoy!

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    Great starting point, you should have some great sounds. Have fun!
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    Wow ! The setup is amazing - clarity-wise its simply superb - the bass response is wicked too - I can be downstairs and it still causes a "deep clean thump".

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremymarcinko View Post
    Also don't worry about overpowering any of the mentioned models. Its unlikely you'll pull much that wattage given the space.
    Now, I'm tempted to "push" the system a little (for just about 30 seconds) - should I be worried about 'amp clipping' damaging the setup?

    Perhaps I should move this question to a different thread with the specs, so I can understand the concept better - trying to learn really, more than anything else!

    This link for instance has a really nice explanation of why amp clipping can damage the speakers - I tried to read and match the specs of my system to that example, but wasn't completely sure since I couldn't figure out what voltage corresponded to the max volume on the dial (there was no dB indicator on the amp) - pointers?

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    You do not want to go anywhere near max volume. I'm not familiar with how their volume dial is set up but on most once you start getting roughly in the -10 to 0 or into the + side, your hitting the danger zone.

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    Most amps do not make much more volume past 1/2 way from what i've noticed. I wouldn't test the limits of the speakers or the amp until you have several hundred hours on them. That's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainoledave
    Most amps do not make much more volume past 1/2 way from what i've noticed. I wouldn't test the limits of the speakers or the amp until you have several hundred hours on them. That's just me.
    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb
    not familiar with how their volume dial is set up but on most once you start getting roughly in the -10 to 0 or into the + side, your hitting the danger zone.
    Thank you both for the response - yeah makes sense - was just tempted the first day, but I've not gone past the half-way mark. And yes, I noticed exactly what you said about the "volume past the 1/2 way" mark - it does not seem to add much volume at all.

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