What would be the cheapest but decent speakers for casual home theater?

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  1. Myki Cantero

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    I'm selling my old Pioneer 510S AV Receiver to a friend. He's asking me what speakers we should get for him. He's not willing to spend much since he's not really into this hobby. Right now, he just uses the TV speakers to watch DVD movies. [​IMG]
    "Not so much" would be less around US$100 to 200 for 5.1 speakers. I know it's almost impossible, but that's why I'm asking this forum... just in case :)
     
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    Not impossible with internet direct companies. Check out http://www.hometheaterdirect.com they offer a complete 5.1 system called theLevel One. With companies like these, you cut out the price markup of the middle man and get a quality product for substantially less.
     
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    dang i forgot htd.

    come to think of it, htd would be the only choice. scratch the cambridge speakers!

    even the klipsch 5.1 is still 300 bucks.
     
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    hmmmm. but if I recommend that one, then he will not buy my receiver anymore :)

    how about cheap bookshelves? jamo? pioneer? and the like... even yamaha and jbl sells cheap speakers (the entry level line) but i don't know which one.
     
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    Go to harmanaudio.com and look at the "specials"...
     
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    Future ship has "Quest." Very low prices. Can you get them in the states??
     
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    future Shop:b
     
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    www.audioadvisor.com Sound Dynamics RTS-3 regular $280pr. closeout price $148.00pr. excellent speakers.
     
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    ubid.com has been auctioning off 5.1 klipsch sets for about $35 lately.....
     
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    Wow! These stuff fits the budget. The JBL satellites with the sub-woofer at harmanaudio.com seems like a good deal. I have listened to these before and it sounded very nice although a bit on the bright side. Hmmmmm.

    But the HTD Level One at only $149 is a real deal!

    I'll try convincing my friend maybe to just spend first on good fronts.... save money, and then get the surrounds.... save some more... then get a sub.

    But if he wants all at the same time, then the HTD will do quite well.

    Thanks for the info guys!
     

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