Sound system for new tv advice

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  1. moon

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    I currently have Onkyo-HT-S5305B-Receiver-Speaker-Package Onkyo HT-S5305B 3D Ready 5.1 AVReceiver and Speaker Package

    Connected to Samsung PS63C7000 63-inch Widescreen Full HD1080p 3D Ready Plasma TV, sky+hdbox, and ps3 ( for playing blue rays)

    But will be getting a newer tv next week, SamsungPS64ES8000 3D Smart Plasma

    And want to upgrade my sound system

    Can anyone recommend a good system and speakers for a budgetof around 1k.
     
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    Do you have any restrictions on speaker size?
    Something like the Q Accoustics 2000 AV package would be a good start with something like the Onkyo 515 or Yamaha 673.
    You may be able to still get one of last years models at a good discount. If so look for the Yamaha A810 or 671/771 or Denon 1912/2312. These would all pair well with the QA speakers although would really benefit from better speakers if you could afford more. If getting on of these you could just get the front 3 speakers and continue to use your rears until you can afford to upgrade them. Something like the Monitor Audio BX or RX ranges would be a good option if going down that route. I believe your current sub is passive so you would need to get a new one as it will not be able to be used with an AV receiver. If this is the case then look at the BK Electronics range for good value for money.
     
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    Firstly really appreciate your advice

    I do not have any restrictions on speaker size and I can increasethe budget quite a bit, possible even double it, I know you can spend tens ofthousands on systems but I can’t really justify any more than 15 hundred or 2grand, like a lot of people over the years I have been trying to get a goodsound systems as cheap as possible and have been disappointed with the resultsso this time I want to get it right even if it does cost a lot more.
     
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    The best advice is to go demo some options. Go to a local specialist, some place like Sevenoaks and not Richer Sounds and try to demo a few different options within your budget range. If you can go to £1.5-2k then I would as you will get some good gains ove £1k.
    If doing this make sure to state your budget clearly and be firm not to demo anything over it overwise you may well end up spending a bit more!!!!!
    With up to £2k I would certainly look at last years higher models, like the Yamaha A810, although you will need to be quick to get one as they are starting to sell out. Then look at the Monitor Audio BX/RX or Focal 700 series or Kef Q series to name but a few (again demo as many as you can within budget). Then pick the ones that sound best to you. On the sub front though I would not buy a matching one to which ever speakers you buy as most speaker manufacturers tend to not make great value subs. Instead look at the BK Electronics range I mentioned earlier, the xls200/400 or Monolith would be a great buy and give you more than enough bass.
     
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    Thanks very much for you detailed advice
     

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