The speakers you can buy for that money from KEF, PSB, or Monitor Audio are SO much better-sounding than the DEFtech speakers that there is little comparison. The bass module in those things isn't a sub and doesn't do anything well; a total joke.
The price for those Deftech speakers is like a car dealer asking for $60,000 for a Toyota Corolla when you can buy a BMW or Corvette for the same price. To say that they are overpriced is an understatement; a total rip-off is my opinion! Actually, that is a bad analogy, because the Corolla is at least a decent car.
For $1500 you can buy two KEF Q500 speakers and the Q200C center.
For $1500 you can buy two PSB Image T5 speakers and the Image C5 center.
For $1100 you can buy two Monitor Audio Bronze BX-5 speakers and the Bronze BX Center.
Those are the best-sounding you are going to find for $1100-1600 IMO (and about 3 orders of magnitude better than anything DEAFtech makes in that range...lol).
The best sub for $499 is the Rythmic FV12 IMO, but there are some other good ones in that price range.
The 2312 is an excellent receiver for the money; beware of gray-market companies that do not give you the factory warranty.
Originally Posted by basilbug
Looking to buy:
1-Definitive Technology - ProCenter 1000 4-1/2" Center-Channel Speaker $220
2-Definitive Technology - SuperTower 3-1/2" Floorstanding Loudspeaker $800 each
1-Denon - 735W 7.2-Ch. 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver Model: AVR2312CI $850.
No surround, way to hard to wire the room. Just not sure what else is out there that might be better for less. Any suggestions would be great.