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I have been looking for a 5.1 setup for my home theater setup. I had planned on going with Ascend Acoustics but I'm having trouble justifying the cost.

So, what do you guys think about the following from accessories4less:
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/brand/cambridge%20audio/results/1.html

2x S70s for front
1x S50 for center
2x S30 for surround

I would get a sub later. Probably a SVS PB-1000 or something around that price range.

That price range is much more what I'm comfortable spending. Would that be a decent system? Or, are we talking 1/3 as good as the Ascend setup as this would be about 1/3 of the price.

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That would be a very nice sounding system, especially for the price.

For the surrounds, if they're going to be wall mounted the S20s have a keyhole, aren't ported, are less expensive and would still make a nice set of surrounds that would still be voice matched.

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Cambridge will be nice - and the S30 is a little beast - do not base sound quality on price.

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I don't think a 5.1 Cambridge setup will sound 1/3 less than an Ascends setup. I personally prefer the sound of the s30s over the cbm-170se.

If you do end up going the Cambridge route, maybe take some of the money you will save and upgrade the sub a bit more since this is an HT setup.
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