Heres my sitiuation. I don't know anything about technical aspects of speakers and receivers, etc. and my only two guidelines are what the speakers sound like in person and price. I have two floor standing Boston Acoustic speaker downstairs and are about 5 years old and cost about $1,200 for the pair and I liked the sound better than some more expensive speakers at the time so I bought the lessor expensive speakers. I also generally feel that the more expensive something is the better quality it is. You get what you pay for mentality. I am looking to purchase a xmas present for my 18 year old son for his 10 x 12+- bedroom. My old bookshelves he was using are shot. He wants a 7.1 but to me thats an over kill for the size of room. The problem is price and the other problem is that he already has my old Denon receiver which is working fine (I think) and is a 5.1, he has his own HD DVD player so all I really need is the speaker set up. I don't want to spend the kind of money I would spend on a system for me and my fear is that these htib's are good for what they are but if the sound is bad why waste any money. At first I was going to go with the Onyko HT 800 7.1 for around $450.00+- but he does not need a receiver and I am not sure about the sound. Circuit city had them hooked up to a static FM station and could not tell anything. I have been looking about Fluance and these speakers seem to good to be true like many people say but others disagree. But for $299.000 they look like thousands and I like the price. My budget is $400.00 and perferable less for 5.1 speakers including a sub woofer. The sub could be added later. Anything out there that I haven't come across yet? And lastly, its also for music which is actually more important than watching DVD's. Thanks in advance for any responses if you choose to. Merry Christmas.
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12/2/07 at 12:02pm