Not sure this is the correct board but I am looking to install a secondary home theater system in a den or man cave that is approx 15' x 15'. My main room has an Onkyo 609 with Polk speakers for home theater and I have an audio room with a NAD amp and Magnepan speakers. Initially I just wanted to get a inexpensive HTIB ($400 max) but realized many of these systems don't have HDMI inputs - so that would work as I plan on having a cable box, blu-ray, and wii hooked up. I saw the Denon 1312BA on A4Less, for $270 - which I thought would be perfect but it didn't have component inputs that I needed for the wii. After looking at different receivers I found the Onkyo 515 which offers AudesseyEQ and network services which would be a great plus (I may even swap this to my primary and use the 609 in the man cave).
Anyway - in order to make this work within budget I need to find a great "value" set of speakers. I look like my best options are the Jamo S 426 HCS 3 for $130 (which I would add a $100 sub to), the Energy Take Classic 5 Pack 5.0 for $160 (again I would add a $100 sub to), or I can put together the Pioneer SP-PK21BS 5.1 system with a sub for $219. I know Definitive, and Polk also have some systems that may fit my budget.
So basically I want to stay in a $500 budget and getting a system that will fill a 15 x 15 room with fairly decent sound. Any reccomendations on speakers? or if anybody has a better reccomendation for a receiver that is a better value then the 515? Lastly - a decent sub for $100.
Thanks for your help - 5Js.