I'm just starting to set up a Home Theater and I know everyone says save your money and buy something better later but Ive got a baby on the way and the Fiance would **** a brick if I bought some of the stuff I would like.
So heres where I'm at. This is for our 20 x 12 room in an apartment. Theres 6' or so behind the couch so I'm wanting to go with a 7:1 setup.
First I bought these speakers at best buy for 59.99 for all 4. It was originally the 5box set but was missing the center speaker. Plan is to use these as the side and rear speakers.
4 Polk audio TL1 Satellite speakers - normally 320$ I paid 59.99 - http://www.polkaudio.com/products/tl1
Heres where I'm lost and could use recomendations. I would like to stay around 250$ for the sub or less.
I found this sub at a pawn shop for 200$ but I'm scared to buy used. http://www.klipsch.com/sub-10-subwoofer
I own those satellites as I live in an apartment, and I think they sound great for teh money. Receiver wise, at that price point, it will be a lot of variations of the same. I like the pioneer better, but that is totally based on the setup process (I am a ht installer)
IMO $200 is WAY too much for a used sub-10. Hell, I have a spare one of those I gave away.
They're not bad subs, but since you can go to best buy and purchase a brand new bic 10 for under $150 shipped... Its just too much.
Why don't you offer $60 for the sub? And if the pawnshop person won't go for that, look on Craigslist, which is a great place for subs, in my experience. And while you're at it, maybe you'll see a nice center there, too. Don't hesitate to make lowball offers. The Polk speakers sound like a good deal. On the receiver, I favor Pioneer, myself -- when I've priced Sonys they've seemed overpriced.