Originally Posted by bulls4ever7
So which speaker is better the BIC or Dayton? I see that the Dayton center speaker is 25 dollars. Is that one big enough for my garage since the center speaker is basically where the dialogue comes out?
Not to knock the daytons, as for the price one can only expect so much. Just don't expect a $25 center speaker to actually fill a large room or sound fantastic.
Again, I'd say look at the used market, or if unsure what is best, list your CL area and hopefully some folks here will recommend something.
$300-$400 and it's possible that you can get a very nice, used, once upon a time 1K+ setup (if you are lucky).
Or a cheap set of new (dayton) surround speakers.
Or a halfway decent pair of speakers in stereo + AVR.
If you want towers, I'd say look at the Sony Core towers, open box at Best Buy for $300, and hunt for a $150ish AVR (or CL used AVR).
Edit: Amazon warehouse also has the same core towers at $153 each ... if past history is anything to go by, their 'like new' description refers to beat up packaging, but speakers themselves should be new.