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Looking for inexpensive 5.1 speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Adam Dub, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Adam Dub

    Adam Dub Auditioning

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    I want to send back my pioneer home theater system and get everything piece by piece on a budget. I cant seem to find any inexpensive 5.1 or 6.1 speakers, like the kind that comes with all in one home theater kits. Any suggestions for good, maybe 100 watt or so, speakers (front, rear, sub, surround) for around $100-$200?
     
  2. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    I've read good things here on the forum about Fluance www.fluance.com speakers. Do a search here in the speakers forum and see what people say.
     
  3. Louis_Cipher

    Louis_Cipher Auditioning

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    Since your buying everything piece by piece. My advice would be to put together a good sounding 2 channel system and then add speakers as your budget allows. 2 halfway decent speakers will sound way better than 5 lousy ones any day of the week.
     
  4. Sidney

    Sidney Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree with that.. buy some decent speakers and build up. Don't rush to get that 5.1 or else you'll upgrade later and have to dump the speakers you bought cheap. Sometimes it takes a while.. but it's worth it.
     
  5. Jim Mcc

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    Adam, I was in the same boat as you are. I put together a nice sounding 6.1 system for $170, 6 bookshelf speakers and a subwoofer. I bought 6 KLH bookshelf speakers at Best Buy on sale for $30 a pair. You can use the 6th bookshelf speaker as your center speaker, and if you want, upgrade down the road(but you probably won't need to). Best Buy's website has a pair of KLH bookshelf speakers that look the same as far as specs and size, but a different model #. I was turned on to KLH speakers by a couple guys for nice sounding speakers at a nice price. I bought a Sony sub on sale at Circuit City for $80, 8", 100 watt. Go to Best Buy and listen to them. Good luck.
     
  6. GregC

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    Check out HSU. Their small system (Ventriloquist) has been well reviewed.
     

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