5.1/7.1 $500 System

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by derekBannatyne, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. derekBannatyne

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    Hi I'm new here and am looking to build a budget 5.1/upgradeable to 7.1 Sound System. The room I am putting it in is about 25 x 15, but only about 3/5 of it is going to be used for home theater. There is an overhang about 2 feet behind the seating position, which I think makes it perfect for 7.1, but I don't know if $500 will give me any options for 7.1

    I'm looking at doing something like this:
    Athena Point 5 ~ $150
    Onkyo TR-SX503 ~$150
    Dayton 12" Sub ~ $120
    Total ~ $420

    How do you think that system would sound???? I've tried to get the Point 5 system at Best Buy, but all of them in my area are all out within 50 miles or so. Can anyone suggest anything similar for around the same price range??? Thanks alot for any suggestions.
     
  2. Ron Temple

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    Don't see how you can do much better for the dollars except for the Micras without the sub. It wouldn't work as well in your large room though.
     
  3. MikeNg

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    I've heard the CP systems by HK and they seem to have a pretty good bang for the buck. You can get them refurb'ed at Harman Audio.

    They also are selling these for possibly a little less on eBay. They'll also have the full warranty. Just make sure the seller is 'Harmanaudio'.
     
  4. John Garcia

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    That system will sound pretty decent, but it won't fill that room. You can always add an extra 2 speakers down the road when you have a little more cash though.
     

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