Bic Acoustechs. 5.1 Can be had for $799.00, add two more of their surrounds and you will be under 1k. I bought them just to "hold me over". I now have no desire to to upgrade them and used the money I saved to buy a better sub.
I strongly recommend the Polk Monitor 104 system: CS1 center, PSW10 sub, Monitor 30 and 40 pairs of bookshelves) currently offered for $698 at Frys with a free! 7.1 Sony receiver (a decet unit not recommended for purchase but for free - definitely).
Add to this the Polk T90E (same as Monitor 60 towers but real wood veneers) towers currently on sale at Tweeter.com for $350. (or ad a second pair at this price and sell one of the book shelves)
This is what I just purchased and I dont see myself buying anything for at least another 7 years.
All for $1050 (Note you save from buying separately 104 components $200, you get a FREE Sony receiver valued at $250 and you get a better than Monitor 60 towers ata savings of $170).
Thats over $600 if you purchased all of these components separately.
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