Well the Infinity Primus P363 are on sale for $99 each.
If you have a frys close to you they have the Polk Audio TSi300 for $45 and the Polk Audio TSi400 for $65.
You're in luck and buying at the right time: Emp Tek is now having a holiday sale: Their $225 / pair bookshelf speakers (R5Bi … formally named E5Bi) is now $169 / pair. So 2 pair would be $338. Their mini bookshelf speaker (E3b) at $125 / pair is also on sale for $69 / pair, so now you're up to $407 for 6 speakers. Add in their $195 center channel (R5Ci) now on sale for $146 and you're at $553. This is good until November 30th. Now you have enough for a really good subwoofer such as the Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Plus, normally at $610 shipped is now on sale for $449 shipped.
A complete 7 speaker system and an excellent one at that (I own the R5Bi's). Obviously, that doesn't include speaker stands, cabling or wiring. You can also talk to Brian at EMP Tek about the cost of a single R5Bi for your center channel (could save you $62) instead of the R5Ci. This is what I've done and it works great, even when positioned on its side.
Andrew Robinson review: http://hometheaterreview.com/emp-tek-e5bi-bookshelf-speaker-reviewed/
Thanks Steve. I am ordering them now. Can you please recommend the rest of the speakers for my 7.1 ?The Infinity P363s are good speakers for the "price" but they would never be considered "really good" on this forum.
Today I noticed that I had accidently unplugged my front sub (BIC f12) several weeks ago while moving stuff around. I never even missed the sub, so now I am thinking about getting two more P363s for the back speakers since they are only $99 each.
My image below is a "screen" of 169 inches (16:9) so you can see that they are fairly large.
So far i have these in the cartOne more of the Infinity P363 beside the P163. It is not a bad looking speaker for $99 and you would still have money left over for a good subwoofer.
Okay .. I think I will go with the 4XP163s. The only thing left is the sub woofer and I have close to $400. Since this is an important purchase, whats the recommendation ?You could go with 2 P363s ($200), PC351 ($199), four P153s ($200) or four P163s ($240) and still have money left over for a good sub. (All prices are Amazon.)
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Awesome !! Thank you Steve. I attached the screenshot of my shopping cart. This was super easy and hope this will help someone in the future.On the sub, the BIC F12 is just okay and I am sure you can get a better recommendation.