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  1. The Outlaw does look very nice. I'm just disappointed that it can't decode DTS-ES, which is one of the main reasons why I want a 6.1 system.
  2. I am planning on connecting my computer to my receiver, but I'm confused as to why you're using an optical connection. Why don't you simply connect the SPDIF output on your Sound Blaster Live! to the Digital coaxial input on your receiver? Look at the following link. I think that the soundblaster.com page is down so here is a cached copy courtesy of google: The reason why I'm sort of ruling out the JVC is because it's only 5.1. It's true that it has a 7.1-channel preamp output. However, I think I'd rather go with a full fledged 6.1 receiver.
  3. Thanks for replying. All this information has been very valuable for a novice like myself. I agree that it would probably be better to add a rear center channel later. It seems that my most difficult decision is choosing a proper receiver on such a tight budget. I understand that a high quality receiver is important, but I don't want to buy receiver A if a cheaper receiver B is going to sound the same with the Klipsch Synergy 6 speakers. I've basically found three receivers from three different companies in three different price ranges. Tell me what you think. Yamaha HTR-5560 - $359 online Onkyo TX-SR600 - $409 online Denon AVR-2802 - $552 online Again, links below for your convenience. By the way, I found these prices on eBay. They're all from brick and mortar stores selling online through eBay, and the prices are the ones given with the "Buy It Now" option. Thanks in advance. Yamaha http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-zpZNQSJq62V/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=10420&I=022HTR5560&o=m&a=0 Onkyo http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-zpZNQSJq62V/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=10420&I=580TXSR600&o=m&a=0 Denon http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-zpZNQSJq62V/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=10420&I=033AVR2802&o=m&a=0
  4. Thanks for replying, I didn't realize that the JVC receiver didn't have outputs for a rear-center channel, but I guess it doesn't. I looked at the Outlaw and was disappointed that it couldn't decode DTS-ES, so I'm not sure if I want that either. Now I'm looking at the Pioneer VSX-D811S and the Onkyo TX-SR600. I can find the Onkyo for $450 and the Pioneer for $300. Is the Onkyo really worth the extra $150? Below are some links. Onkyo TX-SR600 http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-nlzk7fRbr2u/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=10420&I=580TXSR600&o=m&a=0 Pioneer VSX-D811S http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-nlzk7fRbr2u/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=10420&I=130VSXD811&o=m&a=0
  5. Hi, I'm trying to create a decent 6.1 system on a very limited budget. (Less than $1500 total) This is what I'm looking at Klipsch Synergy System 6 - $700 online, $999 MSRP JVC RX-8020VBK Receiver - $350 online, $450 MSRP Toshiba SD-5700 DVD player - $230 online, $400 MSRP Klipsch SC.5 Center Channel- $120 online, $179 MSRP OR Klipsch SC-1 Center Channel- $179 online, $280 MSRP Total: $1,400-$1,459 online, $2,028-$2,129 MSRP How does this sound? I like the JVC receiver because it has a pretty good price for a Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES capable system, and it has front-panel USB input. I also like the Toshiba because it's pretty cheap for a progressive-scan DVD player and it can also play DVD-Audio and HDCD. Which center channel do you suggest? Should I get another SC.5 to match the one that comes with the Klipsch Synergy 6, or should I buy a SC-1 center channel for the front, and use the SC.5 that comes with the Klipsch Synergy 6 as a rear center? Below are some links to the Toshiba and JVC equipment. Thanks in advance. http://www.toshiba.com/tacp/dvd/current/SD5700.html http://www.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL026800 http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-z9ur4Pszxqs/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=10420&I=257RX8020V&o=m&a=0
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