To err is human, I made this mistake long back and bought a Bose Lifestyle 12 II System. Though not a bad system (Please don't kill me for saying this) I think there are better system available at half the price.
Now here is my deal. My Bose subwoofer blew up the other day, now I have thought of the following options with the limited budget I have in hand, that's around $1000.
1) Repair the Bose unit, which probably is going to cost me $200.
2) Buy a Onkyo HT-S9400 or any other HTIB
3) Buy the receiver and speakers separately.
I am open for all the above option or any other ideas which in return is going to give me a sound which is either equal or better than my Bose unit.
I am not an expert and will need some help from great folks out here.
What do you folks suggest, do you think buying another HTIB or separate receivers and speakers within $1000 going to give me better sound than my Bose unit.? If yes any suggestions for what I can go in for.