Just wanted to let you guys know what I went with. I didn't give much time between posting this question and actual order time as it was kind of sudden. I got the gift card yesterday and there were quite a few sales expiring.
I almost ordered an Onkyo with the ML MLT-2 5.1 system but decided that I would rather go for some better 3.0 or 2.1 speakers and add to it as I have funds. I then looked at the ML 10s, they were apart of the same sale as the Polks, but I was concerned about not getting enough power to them due to being 4 ohm speakers. I ended up going with the Polks. I've heard quite a few good things about them and I'm going to give them a shot. Ordered the Monitor 60s with a CS1 center. This way I can purchase some surrounds and a sub in the coming months. The only problem I forsee with this is that I now need a new TV stand to house the huge center channel and receiver. Along with that, I have a Wii, Xbox 360, HTPC, router, and remote control charger. I'm thinking about an Ikea Tobo with a couple of modifications to include new feet (8 of them) to support the weight and some cable organization behind it.
Correct on Newegg not selling Denon stuff, but I found a Denon AVR-1712 refurbished from accessories4less.com. They are a Denon authorized refurbished seller, and Denon handles the ac4l warranty work directly. They also have a lot of good reviews here on AVS.
Originally Posted by healthyscott /t/1414792/budget-build-for-home-theater-use#post_22121878
Newegg shows the ML 10's at $199.00 each on sale until 6/14. Do you have a diff't discount code to get them at $119.00?
Right on the ML 10s page there is promo code: EMCNDNB46 for $80 off. Brings them to $120 each. I seriously considered these.