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5.1/6.1 System for under $500...possible? (1 Viewer)

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I have a friend that's just getting into Home Theater and is looking to complete his audio system. He's going to have a baby in a few months, so his budget is tight. I haven't been in the speaker market for a while and was wondering if anyone could help me out with giving him some suggestions. I think he can do without a sub right now so that cost can be factored out.

thanks for the help
 

Debbie_L

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Hi Jonathan,

Check out the Acoustic Research HC6 5.1 system. It's available at etronics.com for $364.99. List price is $799. It sounds good and looks even better -- beautiful piano-black gloss finish. It's a compact set-up too, which should help with the spousal acceptance factor.

Here are some reviews you might find helpful:

http://www.hometheatersound.com/equi...search_hc6.htm

http://aolsvc.soundandvision.aol.com...,aid,61,00.asp

http://www.avguide.com/product/Main_...lites/1273.jsp

Another set-up worthy of consideration is the Energy Take 5.2 Check the link below for an e-tailer who will sell the four sats and center without the sub for $418.00. Like the AR system above, these are small speakers, so a sub would really be neccessary to fill out the bottom end, especially for HT use.

http://www.hookedontronics.com/show_...ls.jsp?cid=771

One final suggestion: The Onkyo SKS-HT500
I think these are surprisingly good-sounding speakers for the money. Right now JandR has a killer price on the full 5.1 set (factory refurbished) for $150.00. Circuit City has them new for $300. Check the top link below for a review and the bottom two links below for prices.

http://electronics.cnet.com/electron...tml?tag=rating

http://www.jandr.com/JRProductPage.p....text.20030506

http://www.circuitcity.com/frame1.js...es&goTo=detail
 

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