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Hi All,

I'm new to this forum since I'm usually dealing with older vintage speakers but a friend of mine asked if I could help them build a home theater system. I have very little knowledge in good affordable speaker systems that are new.

They asked If I could keep the price under $1200 maximum, below $1000, and somewhere near $600-800. I don't know how easy that would be, but I know it is at least possible. They are open to HTIB or separate components, but they want the best bang for their buck.

They have a larger room, and it will be used mostly for movies, TV and some music. They aren't audiophiles, but can still notice a good set from bad.

They need a surround sound system, so this includes FrontLR, Center, Surround, Receiver, and sub(if necessary for the speakers). Does anybody here have any ideas?
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For 600-800 dollars, you will be hard pressed to get an av Reciever and 5.1 speakers that can fill a large room!
Probable best to go 2.1 with speakers with some decent sized drivers and a good sub. Maybe even with some bargains, you can get a 3.1 system.
Budget reciever- 200 dollars
Budget sub- 299 (was thinking the klipsch 12 inch sub)
Two infinity primus p363, ~200 dollars.
With cables, wires and shipping, that will be 800 dollars.

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
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The other budget speaker systems that get mentioned are the Polk monitors and the pioneer Andrew jones series speakers!

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
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Look here for more insight, on the new Pioneer speakers
I own the B22, and I have have played the towers in my home -
They are real good for the price.
http://www.audioholics.com/buying-guides/system-buying-guides/2-500-recommended-home-theater

A budget sub to look at, is the Cadence CSX12
http://www.cadencesound.com/products/CSX12-Mark-II.html

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Subwoofer > Mordaunt Short Aviano 7
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Wow, Thanks for all the great info. Do you guys have a specific budget receiver, or are most of them around that area fairly similar?
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Wow, Thanks for all the great info. Do you guys have a specific budget receiver, or are most of them around that area fairly similar?

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

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What do you think of Jamo? I've been looking around and the Jamo S606 HCS-3 5.0 system popped up and I found it for very cheap, like $300 at vanns. It said they were "returned open-box" and I don't know if that's bad or good.

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I'm somewhat familiar with Jamo, only because I'm using the Jamor Cornet III's as my personal rear surrounds. I like the sound of them and was wondering if the S606 5.0 thing was a good deal since I'm guessing they have fairly similar sound quality.

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