First home audio set up. Help me choose my hardware Tags: High-End Audio Hardware Audio Product Last response: July 5, 2012 11:07 PM in Home Audio Share Kaytech July 5, 2012 7:29:01 PM I am working on my first home audio system For my receiver: Denon AVR3312CI Subwoofer: Polk audio Psw505 Two front speakers: Polk audio Rti a9 black This is a budget system for under $3000. I want to be able to upgrade to 5.1 or 7.1 in the future. What equalizer should I get, and what do you think of the components I have chosen so far? More about : home audio set choose hardware ish416 July 5, 2012 9:44:31 PM What are you wanting this system to do? Music, movies or both? The receiver seems like a good one. Denon makes excellent equipment. I would recommend the EMP Tek 7.1 series and that receiver. EMP Tek 7.1 http://emptek.com/impseries71_pkg3.php or the 5.1's. http://www.emptek.com/impseries51_pkg3.php EMP Tek review http://www.trustedreviews.com/EMP-Tek-Impression-IMP-7-... You simply cannot beat the price/performance of these speakers with anything Polk makes. Denon receiver = $1200 at amazon. Emp Tek 7.1 = $1,890.00 from emptek.com / 5.1 = $1640 Total = $3090 7.1 or $2840 Slightly over-budget (7.1s) but 100000% worth it. The 5.1's you could always upgrade to 7.1 with 2 more bookshelfs when you can. Then cables and speaker wire. I would recommend Blues Jeans cables. Excellent products and a great price. http://www.bluejeanscable.com *edit* For some reason, I can't add functional links. Sorry about that. *edit 2* Apparently they fixed themselves... odd. Kaytech July 5, 2012 11:07:20 PM Ok I will check those out. Thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp with first home audio set-up, please. Forum SolvedHelp with choosing good home music set up please Forum SolvedNeed audio set up for home use/occasional party Forum I need help buying/setting up a home audio system! Forum SolvedPlease help me figure out a good budget home theater audio solution Forum Help me set up a home fileserver Forum Help choosing a 7 channel home theater set up or system Forum Solvedhelp me to Choose the best set of mobo and gpu Forum Setting up First Networks need help with hardware Forum SolvedMy First Build, need critique/advice on hardware set up Forum How to set up Tata Sky (STB) to send audio through Home Theatre speakers? Forum SolvedPlease help me set up surround sound Forum SolvedHelp setting up direction audio (surround sound) for battlefid 4 Forum Setting Up Home Audio System + Computer Forum SolvedHelp me Set up LIQUID COOLING Loop Please! Forum Setting up a home theatre - audio system? Forum SolvedHelp me check out my planned set-up! Forum SolvedPlease help me choose!!!! If you love hardware you'll really get a kick out of t Forum SolvedSetting up my first HTPC, audio not working Forum SolvedHELP me on set up a LARGE connection. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !