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Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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As pointed out above, for 2000 dollars, stay away from Htibs and piece together a good system...
From what I understand (and I am by no means an expert)...unless you have a really unique and large room, 7.1 systems won't sound much different than a 5.1 system and many DVDs aren't encoded for 7.1 anyway. I think I would focus on a good AVR and then spend most of the rest of my budget on a sub and L-C-R. The experts can (and have) suggest some brands!
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver