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Hello everyone. So I just purchased a Samsung 55in F7100 series and I will need some audio to go with it. The problem is I'm not sure what kind of room they will be going in because I am moving overseas soon and I don't know what my living conditions will be then, but I do know of course I'll have a house. Either way the TV WILL be in the main living room. Now I know I could wait until I get to my next place, but problem is I am moving to the UK, and in the US... it is cheaper. So with that being said I would like to see what you all recommend. My budget is $800. I don't need a Blu-Ray player and all that jazz I see in combo packs; just a good audio setup. I have a friend willing to sell me a Bose Acoustimass 10 Series III speakers/subwoofer for $350. They only have about 1-2 years of use in them. I know you all hate Bose, but the price at $350 seems like a good deal. I would need to buy a receiver with those if I go that route. The speakers will be used for gaming, moving watching, and music. Sorry for being vague on some of my descriptions, but I figured this is a good introduction start. Thanks and have a good one.

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Also consider you'll need to use a transformer to convert to 230v/50Hz in the UK so you may want to add that into the equation. Below is a good website to consider both transformers and already converted units.

http://www.220-electronics.com/

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Very true thank you sir. I have a few people giving me a few transformers and I believe I am giving a couple when I arrive there (through work) so I should be covered there.

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I would suggest the Energy Take Classic 5.1 setup would be a much better use of your funds for speaker audio quality (not to mention save you $50 in the process). smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Classic-Theater-System-Black/dp/B001202C44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381283675&sr=8-1&keywords=energy+take+classic+5

Also consider the Denon E300 or if you can get last year's 1613 on clearance at a local Best Buy. That would easily put you inside your budget.

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Great. Thank you for that recomenedation? Any others?
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I would suggest the Energy Take Classic 5.1 setup would be a much better use of your funds for speaker audio quality (not to mention save you $50 in the process). smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Classic-Theater-System-Black/dp/B001202C44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381283675&sr=8-1&keywords=energy+take+classic+5

Also consider the Denon E300 or if you can get last year's 1613 on clearance at a local Best Buy. That would easily put you inside your budget.

I second the Take Classic......... great value and sound. Well built. Actually kind of ridiculous at this price.
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Thank you all for the response. I decided to try a different setup. I upped my budget a bit. I created a new thread since the title and discussion in this one is not on-line with what I am looking for now. Thank you all for the advice. I am contemplating some of the items you all listed though.

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