Originally Posted by rubin215
I'm moving into a new apartment and want to set up high quality surround sound in my living room (average size). I've done some basic research and feel overwhelmed.
My budget is $700-1200. Looking for highest quality sound without a ton of installation required. Using it for music and watching movies.
From what I heard, I should avoid the home theatre system packages at Best Buy.
Can anyone please advise with simple solutions?
Fronts: Energy RC-10 (pair) - $218 @vanns
Center: Energy RL-LCR (one) - $199 @ meijer
Surrounds: Energy V mini (two) - 2X $119 @ Vanns
Sub: Energy S10.3 - (one) $199 @ Newegg
So the speakers will be $854 for a very good 5.1 system.
Leaves $ 346 for a good receiver.
Denon AVR 1612.1 AVR - $189 @ Accesories for less
Leaves you $157 for a bluray player,
I'd recommend a Sony S590 - $108 @ amazon
Puts you $49 under your limit, for cables and such - use Monoprice
The Energy speakers are really cut down in price now, since they have been discontinued, but are MRP'ed much higher - I'd jump on the center at $199, since its normal price is $300 to $600. The sale price ends 9/14.
I own or have owned all of the speakers, they are very good for that kind of space, the receiver and bluray I've heard great things about.