best 5.1 system for under $400

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  1. david*mt

    david*mt Second Unit

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    I already have a Yamaha HTR-5560 and a sub so I just need the five speakers. Right now I am looking at these:

    JBL EC35
    JBL E30's for mains
    JBL E10's for rears

    I can get them for just under $400 shipped. Could I do any better for the money? I would appreciate any opinions. Thanks
     
  2. Phil Iturralde

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    **NOTE The above system used the E20's for the Fronts and included 2 JBL sub's!

    Read the entire test report here!

    Very few systems that Sound & Vision Objectively Benchmarked (Tom Nousaine set up the HT speaker testing standards) @ that price range can claim to have usable lower frequency reaching 88 Hz or all-around overall flatness from 88 Hz to 20 kHz ±3.9 dB!!! Actually very few speakers @ the surround location @ the JBL relative MFG. price range reach higher than 15 kHz!

    Compare the above to more S&V Objectively Tested Speakers here!

    Hope this helps,
    Phil
     
  3. Greg-ST

    Greg-ST Stunt Coordinator

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    When the JBL NSP1II speaker package was still around that was by far the best budget speaker array. I've still got mine [​IMG] The E series are a nice replacement and are the new price/performance leaders. Coupled with my Dayton Tiny Mighty II 10" sub from Parts Express it's pretty sweet. Around $400 there.
     

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