Originally Posted by bladerunner6
Do you live near a Fry's? They often have good deals.
This. Right now Fry's has the Infinity Primus p363 tower speakers on sale for $107 each. At that price you might as well get some for surrounds as well. Add a Primus c351 center, and you have a great speaker system for a killer price, about $600. Throw in a couple of good subs, I would look at the Hsu VTF2
or the Rythmik FV12r
, a dual of either would be about $1200 shipped. Get a good Yamaha, Pioneer, Harmon/Kardon, or Denon receiver for five to six hundred. That will give you a slammin audio system for under $2500.
Another good looking deal right now is the well-reviewed EMPtek E55Ti
speakers, on sale for $350 each. Add to that its center, the E56Ci
, $400, and a pair of the E5 bookshelf speakers
, $225 a pair. That comes out to $1325 for the speakers, that only leaves room for one good sub instead of two, and again I would look at the Hsu VTF2 or the Rythmik LV12r. Get a good $500 receiver with the rest and you are under a $2500 budget again with a great system.
One more thing great alternative is to get a full Hsu Hybrid set. You could get a 5.1 package with one massive sub
for about $1825 shipped, leaving over $600 for receiver and accessories. You could also get a 5.1 with the VTF2 sub
for $1460, and throw another VTF2 for an additional $600. That would be a great system with its own advantages as well.
A couple things: get your HDMI cable from monoprice
, not at any electronics store like BestBuy or Radio Shack. The markup on cables at electronics stores is insane. You can get your speaker cable at Home Depot, I would get a roll of 14 AWG with excess length in case you end up needing it. Their cable is as good as anyone's, and it is cheap too. If you need a speaker mount, THE mount to get is the Videosecu side-clamping wall mount
. It can hold 20 lbs speakers easily and does not require you to drill holes in your speakers unlike most other mounts. If you need banana plugs, wall jack plates, and other accessories, get them from monoprice, they have solid equipment for great prices.