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I am looking for a 5.1 system for a smallish room mostly for movies and TV. I came across BOSTON ACOUSTICS Classic Series 2300 II 5.0 - available at accessories4less.com for $300. I can probably spring another $300 for a sub. Are these reasonably OK? I know that the size of the speakers will put a limit on what I can expect in terms of sound quality, but this is the absolutely the upper end in terms of size of what I can get for this room.

My other alternatives are
- Energy Take 5.1
- Def Tech Procinema 600
- MTL - 2

Any opinions or suggestions?

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You think these would be better than the ones I chose?

Another option I came across is to do get 4 HTD Middys and 1 HTD Flat Screen for center channel.

The room that these will be in is very small and therefore the speakers have to be low profile.
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You think these would be better than the ones I chose?

Another option I came across is to do get 4 HTD Middys and 1 HTD Flat Screen for center channel.

The room that these will be in is very small and therefore the speakers have to be low profile.

I favor the Acoustic Energy - I have owned some of their speakers before, they are well built and
they sound real nice

I have also owned HTD speakers and the Flat Panel is a good one - I would prefer 3 Flat Panels
for the fronts, and the Middy for surrounds. If you can not do 3 Flat Panels up front, then I would
go Acoustic Energy over them.

Acoustic Energy Aego T review
http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article/mps/uan/1063

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Satellite systems have two problems...limited output (volume) and no or limited bass and mid bass. Even in small room, where I don't need much output, I still want decent bass!

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I favor the Acoustic Energy - I have owned some of their speakers before, they are well built and
they sound real nice

I have also owned HTD speakers and the Flat Panel is a good one - I would prefer 3 Flat Panels
for the fronts, and the Middy for surrounds. If you can not do 3 Flat Panels up front, then I would
go Acoustic Energy over them.

Acoustic Energy Aego T review
http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article/mps/uan/1063

Would you suggest using the same for center channel?
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Would you suggest using the same for center channel?

Yes, that is the way to go for the center

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