5.1/6.1 System for under $500...possible?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Jonathan Trueh, May 5, 2003.

  1. Jonathan Trueh

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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
     
  2. matt_kelty

    matt_kelty Agent

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    Check out Fluance

    they are low end, but sound GREAT for the $$$. I havae them and love um.
     
  3. Debbie_L

    Debbie_L Stunt Coordinator

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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
     
  4. KyleGS

    KyleGS Second Unit

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    Harman Kardon 120-Z or 125-Z on eBAY (
     
  5. Thomas Nichols

    Thomas Nichols Stunt Coordinator

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    I like Polk, their lower end line....like the R20 is pretty nice for the price.
     

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