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Old 22nd February 2010, 14:47   #811
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Had a plan to upgrade my car ICE, postponing the same and planning to get a basic home theatre system instead.

Budget is 20-25 K, and I listen to almost all kinds of music from Indian classic to hip-hop :-)). Suggestions please..
How about ONKYO HTS-3100?. I checked it at ezone, they are offering the same for Rs.22225.

Home Theater Systems : HT-S3100 | ONKYO Asia and Oceania Website
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How about ONKYO HTS-3100?. I checked it at ezone, they are offering the same for Rs.22225.

Home Theater Systems : HT-S3100 | ONKYO Asia and Oceania Website
3100 AFAIK does not have HDMI. If you have enough inputs on your display for HDMI, this should not matter because as far as I know, 3200 plainly passes the HDMI signal through the receiver.

3100 at that price is too steep.

EDIT: 3100 and 3200 come with passive sub, so my suggestion would be to look at other options.

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^^ i would strongly suggest going with something which has hdmi - i realized i needed this when i started using my laptop (w hdmi) as a hd player. Laptops mostly do not have a s/pdif out but most have hdmi nowadays and are fairly capable of doing full hd and so are most new netbooks (hp mini 311, etc)
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Thanks rocksterraghu, jassi am not going for 3100.

Could you please suggest a system around 20K?
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How about the HK AVR plus JBL satellites....would cost around 24-25k I guess....
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How about the HK AVR plus JBL satellites....would cost around 24-25k I guess....
Where can I find H/K JBL home theatre systems in Bangalore?
Any specific model number?

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Where can I find H/K JBL home theatre systems in Bangalore?
Any specific model number?
Saahil International is the HK/JBL guy. He has a show room in Bangalore behind double road. Previously he was located at the Walton road.

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Thanks guys, planning to visit their store this/next week. Any specific model to look for?
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Thanks guys, planning to visit their store this/next week. Any specific model to look for?
Try the AVR255. Good entry level AV RX. Comes with a HDMI port as well.
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If you're auditioning HK/JBL, I suggest you consider Denon DHT 390, which is around 29-30k. JBLs are supposed to be very good with HK and perceived to be a little on the brighter side with receivers like Yamaha and the like.

HTiBs are no substitute to tailor made HTs, so if you're on a budget you're bound to make some compromises. BTW, I hope you know these are all just receiver+speakers, player and cables cost you extra. If you plan to take this in stages, get a very good receiver and surrounds, you can later upgrade the fronts to Bookshelf/Floor-standing.

Posting your full plan will definitely help.
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I am on the lookout for a Home theatre (in a box / custom made) within a budget of 30k for the bedroom in my new house. It's about 150 sq feet large. I have already wired the place up with the best possible wire (for a 5.1 system) and I like the Pioneer HTP RS40 but the trouble is, it comes with towers. There is no place for towers and I will have to do with satellites.
Can someone suggest me a good system with ATLEAST a 10 inch subwoofer. 12 inches would be perfect!
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I am on the lookout for a Home theatre (in a box / custom made) within a budget of 30k for the bedroom in my new house. It's about 150 sq feet large. I have already wired the place up with the best possible wire (for a 5.1 system) and I like the Pioneer HTP RS40 but the trouble is, it comes with towers. There is no place for towers and I will have to do with satellites.
Can someone suggest me a good system with ATLEAST a 10 inch subwoofer. 12 inches would be perfect!
For in-a-box solution, did you look at Bose? Others may be a tad bigger in size. If that is fine, then I wont recommend bose. Else its a decent choice.
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I am on the lookout for a Home theatre (in a box / custom made) within a budget of 30k for the bedroom in my new house. It's about 150 sq feet large. I have already wired the place up with the best possible wire (for a 5.1 system) and I like the Pioneer HTP RS40 but the trouble is, it comes with towers. There is no place for towers and I will have to do with satellites.
Can someone suggest me a good system with ATLEAST a 10 inch subwoofer. 12 inches would be perfect!
Frank, I bought the RS40 todoroki 2 days back.. man, IT ROCKS! 12" active sub... Compromise on the floor towers (yes they ARE bulky)

I didnt like the JBL though! (May be the arrogance of the delhi distributor)

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^^ hey Panky how about a review of the todoroki and the price? I am looking for options too (might upgrade in a couple of months). Couldnt find any proper reviews of the RS40 online.
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^^ hey Panky how about a review of the todoroki and the price? I am looking for options too (might upgrade in a couple of months). Couldnt find any proper reviews of the RS40 online.
Extended (read 5-6 hrs +) listening is due as the setup would be delivered in a day or two! I bought at 38K (LLLLOOOOTTT of negotiations) against an MRP of 46K.

Initial impressions (1/2 hr listening) were excellent. Have audtioned Sony HTDDW 5500 (3rd Grade experience), Yamaha (Highest distortion @ high volumes but very clear and lively at lower volumes - supplied without sub), Onkyo (Mid oriented sound) and various other Sony HTiBs, JBL (dont know the model no).

Todoroki ROCKS overall.
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