Guys, he is asking for speakers and a receiver for $1k. I would go for a used receiver from craigslist or ebay in that case. For speakers, I would go for some Behringer 2030p or Infinity Primus p152 speakers. I would use one for the center speaker also. For a subwoofer I would go for a Hsu STF1 or I might try that 10" lava sub. Also worth looking at the Elemental Designs A2-300 or Emotiva Ultra Sub 10. I think that would give you a better system than if you bought a home-theater-in-a-box, and it is less than $1k. By the way, you will need stuff like cables, and maybe mounts/stands, the expenses with those things add up fast, so don't forget that. Another thing, if this is for a small room, you should look at the Energy Take Classis set, or the Hsu Performance packages, but if it is a larger room, it would be better to go with the Primus or Behringer speakers.