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Looking to build a 5.1 setup starting w/ Bose 301's left and right

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Hey folks -
Looking for some advice. I'm looking to build a HT setup and I'm starting with a Samsung 58" Plasma and 2 Bose 301's. These 3 "parts" are already mounted on the wall, so I'm hoping to keep them in place and build from here.

Reading the forum It sounds like I'm going to want to replace the 301's with something else eventually, but for now I'm thinking I'll use them as the front left and right.

With that as the basis, I'm looking to add a center-channel, a sub, and 2 rear surrounds.

Any suggestions? I've read a LOT that I should be looking to match my speakers so they sound good together, but I've also read a LOT of threads saying Bose is NOT the best stuff on the market, so I'd hate to build out with Bose simply because of 2 speakers I already own that I'll be willing to replace eventually anyway.

I'm new to this and would appreciate any guidance. Should I try to select a set of center, sub, and rears without concern for how they'll "interact" with the 301's for now?

Or are there "good" speakers that will "play nicely" with the 301's until I replace them?

Thanks in advance!
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Do you have any type of budget.
post #3 of 6
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Jim - in terms of budget I'd like to get the speakers for maybe $600-700. I'm looking at the Yamaha 473 receiver, so that would put the total around $1k.
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Originally Posted by cleveman View Post

Jim - in terms of budget I'd like to get the speakers for maybe $600-700. I'm looking at the Yamaha 473 receiver, so that would put the total around $1k.

How big is your room - we can get them 301's down, with that budget.
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The TV area is approximately 13x13' (walls left, right and where the TV is mounted) and the seats are about 10 feet from the TV. But it's in the basement, so there is a large open area behind the seating...

Since it a basement and my kids are constantly playing in the open area behind the seating I was hoping to mount the rears from the ceiling...
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Originally Posted by cleveman View Post

The TV area is approximately 13x13' (walls left, right and where the TV is mounted) and the seats are about 10 feet from the TV. But it's in the basement, so there is a large open area behind the seating...
Since it a basement and my kids are constantly playing in the open area behind the seating I was hoping to mount the rears from the ceiling...

You can buy these brand new - however, there is a B-stock deal
Level Three bookshelf and center - you can wall-mount.
http://www.htd.com/Products/B-Stock

I recommend you take the Bose down, and sell it for some money.

Then, look for the Klipsch RW-12 to go on sale for $299 on Newegg,
if this is more for movies than music
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078.

Or if you can live with limited low bass extension, then the Cadence
CSX12 sub on special
http://www.cadencesound.com/products/CSX12-Mark-II.html

For surrounds NXG Pro 4.1, is an option for a tight budget.
http://www.amazon.com/Nxg-Pro-4-1-Satellite-Speaker/dp/B0044UHVOK

Another option - Infinity speakers at Fry's
http://www.frys.com/product/7237393?source=googleps&gclid=CKbb7tDHh7QCFUeRPAodmR4A5g
Edited by zieglj01 - 12/6/12 at 9:29pm
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