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I would like to replace my old Pioneer HTV-2 system. I am looking for a simple, but decent system, as I do not want speakers and wires running throughout my condo. What are your thoughts on the Pioneer system (Pioneer HTS-570) linked below? I'm concerned the sub will not be substantial......please offer your thoughts on this HT system as well as any other recommendations you wish to share. Fwiw, I have a 43" Pio Plasma, so I would like something to match, if possible. Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance
 

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What's your budget? I'd look more toward one of the sound bars such as the Yamaha YSPs or Polk SurroundBar (passive or active flavor)
 

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I would like to keep it under $500 unless something amazing is available. I'm looking for a quality, yet relatively simple system without speakers and wires flooded throughout. Thanks!
 

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What equipment do you currently have? The Yamaha can be found on eBay for ~$500. You would still need a DVD player, but everything else would be taken care of. If you already have a receiver, the Polk SurroundBar can be found for less money.
 

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Originally Posted by bkk
What equipment do you currently have? The Yamaha can be found on eBay for ~$500. You would still need a DVD player, but everything else would be taken care of. If you already have a receiver, the Polk SurroundBar can be found for less money.

Currently, I have a 43" Pioneer Plasma, DVD player, and a Pioneer HTV-2 (sound bar with 10" sub) for surround. However, the left channel on the HTV-2 just went out, so I need a new ht system. Im not really looking to buy a receiver and adding ss speakers, as I do not want speakers and cable wire everywhere; however, I would like a top-notch, relatively speaking, system.

The sound bar units I've looked at only have a 6.5" sub. It seems such would not provide nearly enough punch.
 

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$500 budget and trying to not have wires don't work out well together. If you go up to $800, there's a Panasonic HTiB with Blu Ray and wireless rear speakers. It sounds quite good for what it is, but its not exactly earth shattering sound quality.
 

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In the middle of putting together what has turned into a whole new system. I am not going to be doing surround sound though. Going back to stereo and using tube amps. Found the right amp(jolida 502BRC) now I am trying to figure out what speakers I should get.
 

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Fwiw, I purchased a Yamaha YSP-1100BL Digital Sound Projector along with a Yamaha YST-SW225Advanced Yst II QD-Bass Subwoofer. Anyone care to offer their opinion on the combo?
 

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