I copied this post from another forum to get more people to look at this and help me out.
This is my first post so please bear with me.
I am new to the realm of sound and have just purchased two Polkaudio Monitor 60 series II on Newegg for $99 each. Got them in the mail today I made the purchase based on overall good reviews, and mainly the price. My intention is to slowly build a decent entry level system piece by piece as my budget allows. 5.1 is fine with me for now and would like to expand later. Hopefully these speakers were a good entry level purchase?
Anyway, I have no receiver or sub and would like suggestions and recommendations for each. The constraints... I would like to spend no more than $400 on both, I was hoping around $150-250 for the receiver and $100-$150 for the sub. I understand this is a really low budget and it can be flexible if it is needed and can be justified. I can be patient on waiting for a deal to pop up online, especially with the sub if anyone knows specific deals that frequently pop up and I should keep and eye out and wait for. I check slickdeals, and craigslist daily, newegg & amazon, this site!, and compare prices using google.
The system will be set up in a small bedroom (12'x13'x8') or living room (20'x12'x8').
I like to play high quality movies from my laptop using the program VLC. I play xbox 360, also have a PS3 to play the limited number of Blu-rays I own. I also like to listen to music while kicking around the house, classic rock, jam bands, jazz, and hip-hop. Those are the primary uses these speakers will get, so 4 hdmi in is ideal.
The size of the sub doesn't really matter 10'' or 12'' I assume would be fine. I listened to the polkaudio psw10 at Best Buy yesterday and it sounded pretty good, it probably wasn't set up anywhere near proper too.
If more information is needed or I left anything significant out let me know. I would greatly appreciate any feedback. Happy listening and thank you in advance.