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Depends on your definition of Htib...to me, there are really three ways to get a system:
1. Htib, all in one, usually lack quality, but not always.
2. 5.1 speaker package plus reciever...some very good speaker manufacutures will bundle- EMPtek recently had a nive Impression series 5.1 for 800 dollars or so.
3. Buy each component on its own. Requires the most research and shipping can add up, but you can usually get the best system this way.
But to answer your question...you would likely have a better system with a budget reciever and Pioneer Andrew Jones, Polk Monitor or Infintiy Primus speakers plus a decent budget sub!
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only