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I'm looking into getting one for my ps3, wondering what you guys have ? or recommend . Nothing over 1000 something reasonable and decent.

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For under $1000, you can build a pretty decent system. The Energy Take Classic 5.1 and Pioneer SP-PK22BS speaker systems have gotten rave reviews and cost about $400 - $500. For receivers, I would stick with entry level Denon (AVR-1613) and Marantz (NR-1403), also around $400 each.

If space is an issue, pair the Energy speakers with the Marantz receiver -- the Pioneer speakers with the Denon receiver, if it isn't. If you have a somewhat large room, you might want to upgrade to the Pioneer floorstanders (SP-FS52BS @ $649). The Pioneer speakers are designed by Andrew Jones, well known for his work for TAD, KEF and Infinity.

If you shop around, you might be able find higher end components at discounted prices. Also, you will probably get more responses asking this question in the speaker and receiver sub-forums.

Just avoid soundbars and HTiBs. I'm sure there are good ones out there, but you will probably get better sound picking your own speakers and AVR.
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Yeah, either one of those will do just fine, only I would spend a little cash on a better sub if you go with the pioneer set.

I'm running the Marantz NR1402 and the previous models of pioneer speakers FS51, BS21, and CS21 with a Klipsch 12" Synergy sub. All in all, I think it cost me just a little over a grand with speaker stands for the rears.

You can find the previous pioneer set discounted heavily right now, also.
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Where can I purchase the Pioneer SP-PK21BS? Looked all over the web
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I'm running Denon 1712 hooked up to BIC Venturi series speakers and couldn't be happier.

I've always dug Denon and 1712 has treated me very well, it has all the stuff I "need" 5.1, Audyssey MultEQ, 3D, etc .... it's last years model but and can be had for around $325. Or, if networking is a big deal for you, you could go with this years 1613, most of the same features, and adds network airplay for about $400.

As for the BIC america speakers, I can't say enough about them. In my personal opinion, they are best sounding speakers at their price point. I have 2 BIC America DV62si Bookshelfs for rears ($110 pair), DV64's towers for fronts ($250 pair) , a DV-62CLRS Center ($105) and BIC V1020 10" ($150) Subwoofer and they kill it in my 16 x 12 foot living/theater room.

If you shopped around and looked for deals and free shipping, you could get the whole lot for under a grand, maybe even well under. In my opinion these will give you a great setup, dynamic sound, and higher quality than a HTiB or even the Energy Take Classics (which is what my BIC's replaced, and are now up in my upstairs living room wink.gif )

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Where can I purchase the Pioneer SP-PK21BS? Looked all over the web

You can still buy the speakers separately (SP-BS21, SP-CS21) on Amazon. This is probably the best route anyways, because (as Radio81 has suggested) you can get get a better subwoofer than the one included in the package (maybe the Polk PSW505 or Energy S10.3).
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2011 Pioneer stuff is also here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006531&isNodeId=1&Description=pioneer

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_tc_srs_mi_2_2_2530157011?ie=UTF8&qid=1349133153&sr=8-2-tc-srs-mi&node=172282&srs=2530157011&field-keywords=sp-pk21bs

Although I would wait until they are on sale again, which is highely likely to happen soon, being these are last year's models.


New 2012 models are here and on sale:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=pioneer+speakers

You'll spend right at $400 for the towers, the center, and the bookshelves without shipping costs included. I would go with these over the 2011 models, as they are said to be a bit more efficient.
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buy those pioneer speakers from newegg.com on sale NOW!

i have the towers 51s, c21 center, and 21 surrounds i bought from newegg on sale. total 5.0 package all for $220 total. A STEAL

add the bic f-12 for $200

http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-F12-475-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B0015A8Y5M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349323899&sr=8-1&keywords=bic+f-12

and finally the denon 1612 for $180

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1612/DENON-AVR-1612-5.1-Channel-A/V-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html

this is an amazing budget system. best budget system out there by far AND you can get it on sale now. hurry

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My brother just picked up a Denon 1912 at Best Buy for $199.
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I have a budget setup with a Yamaha HDMI receiver, Polk mains/surrounds and an Outlaw LFM-1 Plus subwoofer. I feel this setup works great for my modest HT space in my basement. My sub is the most expensive component in my system (~$500). I see the prices on receivers have really come down so I'm eyeing a new one that can handle bitstreaming of lossless codecs from my PS3.

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I had to replace a busted AVR, so I'm making do with an Onkyo 509 for my gaming setup. Lots of compromises in terms of features, but good performance for the price. And similar to the poster above, I've got a modest surround setup with Polks all around.

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i just picked up Sonty STR-DN1020 (the newer 1030 was tempting but ---$$$) I replaced an aging PIO-9120THX-k -- and as soon as audio started flowing both my son and I noticed a richer, smoother sound.
Seperation and placement is good, but the onscreen gui is kind of -- oh hell -- its HORRIBLE -- i was expecting XMB and got Atari 2600 -- yes it's that bad!

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for my small living room apartment. i got 55LM7600 LED 3D TV, Denon 1612 reciever, energy Take Classic 5 speakers, and Dayton 1200 sub.

Panasonic 60VT60
Energy RC 70 fronts
Energy RC LCR center
Energy RC LCR surrounds
Rythmik LV12R and Mirage Omni 12 subwoofers
Denon 2112CI
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