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    I'm looking at getting that pioneer it's 80x5 watts.
    The speaker set I'm considering recommends 100 watts. Will the 80 be OK for a smaller room? Or will it sound bad? I'll link the speakers when I get home.

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    I passed on the 5.1.
    A year later how is your vsx-33 doing for you?

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    How do you choose the right speakers for your receiver or vise/versa?
    I have my eyes on these speakers.
    Newegg.com - Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Cherry 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Each
    Newegg.com - Polk Audio CS1 Series II Center Channel Speaker (Cherry) Each
    These for the rear
    Newegg.com - Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair
    And use my Current Yamahas for the front.
    Yamaha NS-20M Sweet! - Tapeheads.Net
    No need for a 7.1 system now but plan on getting a 7.1 Receiver so I can expand in the future.
    I'm looking at the Pioneer VSX 52 or 53 but what other systems will push these speakers.
    Seems like reviews for receivers are all over the place some love Pioneer others not so much Onkyo always comes up w poitive reviews but it's so confusing.

    Thanks!

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    Keep it simple SirJW...unless you live in mansion chances are you will never max out the volume. That said....5.1 should be everyones goal.
    watching Fear and Loathing in 5.1 is an experience. Much akin to seeing a movie at a regular theater vs the IMAX. And then you can start getting into DVDA and what not and to; there is nothing better.

    For my setup...got a receiver on shop onkyo 5 years ago that still works like magic that I got as a refurbished model. Picked up the rest of the system peace meal picking up some boston acoustic L/R speakers from Fat Wallet and later finding a good deal on a center and rear speakers from Circuit City on a close out. Once again, unless you are a hardcore audiophile or have a huge living room-start with a good receiver and build out from there. I have never maxed out the volume.

    This is a good starter model for a reasonable price....

    Shop Onkyo - Products
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    Does anyone know if you have to be a Pandora Subscriber to use the service on your AV Receiver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJW View Post
    Does anyone know if you have to be a Pandora Subscriber to use the service on your AV Receiver?
    Nope...standard hookup from your box or tv to the reciever. Acts just like using pandora online or for mobile.
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    Here are some cheap book shelf speakers....not too shabby for the price. Also get in the habit of scouring fatwallet.com as well to see great deals.

    Buy.com - JBL Studio 130 4-Inch Bookshelf Loudspeaker - Limited Edition, Pair (Black)
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    Thanks, I check ebay, deal news and a few other good sites plus email blasts from top discount sellers.
    I picked up a Kenwood VR-407
    Kenwood VR 407 5.1 Channel 500 Watt Receiver | eBay
    for 30 bucks @ a shrift shop yesterday. Not enough to power my speakers that are 6 ohms, even most high end A/V receivers are 8 ohms. I'm looking at a few kit 5.1 sets to try it out.
    Maybe this one.
    CompUSA.com | NS-SP1800BL | Yamaha NS-SP1800 5.1 Channel Speaker Package
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    Good price and good reviews for those speakers....nothing to lose for sure at that price.
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    I got some really small JBL's for my man cave and they rock. As long as you have a sub woofer, the speakers are only handling the highs and mids anyways.
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