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post #1 of 3 Old 10-04-2012, 04:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Needs: 5.1 system and AVR
Budget: $500-$800
Room Size: 16x12

Speakers must be shelf size. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Option 1:
4 Pioneer BS-21 speakers at $50/pr with promo code EMCJNNH84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117405

1 Pioneer C21 center at $50 with promo code EMCJNNH93
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117404

So far that's $150 for 5 speakers

Polk PSW505 or Bic F12 subwoofer, $200-$210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290130
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349399767&sr=1-1&keywords=Bic+f12

Leaves you $150-450 for receiver.

Option 2:
Bic DV62si @ $110/pr, buy two pairs
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-DV62si-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00006JPDI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349400115&sr=1-1&keywords=Bic+DV62si

Bic DV-62CLRS center channel at $105
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-DV-62CLRS-Channel-Speaker/dp/B00009WBYL/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349400166&sr=1-1&keywords=Bic+DV62

That's $325 for 5 speakers

Polk PSW505 or Bic F12 subwoofer, $200-$210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290130
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349399767&sr=1-1&keywords=Bic+f12

Total $525 - $535 which leaves $265-275 for receiver
Denon AVR 1612, $180
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1612/DENON-AVR-1612-5.1-Channel-A/V-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html
Denon AVR 1613, $250 (1613 adds networking, Pandora streaming, Airplay, etc)
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1613/DENON-AVR-1613-5.1ch-Networking-Receiver-w/AirPlay-3D-ready/1.html

Option 3:
Polk Monitor 30 bookshelf and CS2 center, $300 for 5 speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290210

One of the subs from above

One of the receivers from above

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thanks for the awesome response afrogt, when there's such a variety of speakers out there it does help a lot to get pointed in the right direction.

also...go giants!
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