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Hello, I am trying to set up my own home audio in a particular room but I am under a sort of tight budget. I am going to need 5.1 speakers and a receiver for as close to $700 as possible (preferably under). I understand that most speaker setups cost multiples of that, though I'd really appreciate your suggestions. It must be a 5.1 setup (sorry 2.1 is out of the question) and include a receiver.

Attached is a (very bad) general layout of the room. The area behind the couch is pretty much irrelevant, though the area in front is about 20'x21'. The couch is about 7 feet and the TV is 46".

+rep will be given as always.

Thanks in advance for your time and suggestions

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Receiver: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115313
Center speaker: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290210
Sub: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034
Front x2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290204
Surround: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290200

Total: ~$730 and you get a $50 newegg gift card

This would be a pretty good system in my eyes, I would wait till sales come around...the speakers drop a little in price.

Overall this is 2x better than the home theater in a box crap.

Hope this helps..if you have any questions ask
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/2/11 at 6:15pm
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Thanks a lot, looks like good suggestions. Any other input?
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If newegg charges tax in your state you could look at amazon as an alternative.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanWebster View Post
Receiver: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115313
Center speaker: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290210
Sub: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034
Front x2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290204
Surround: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290200

Total: ~$730 and you get a $50 newegg gift card

This would be a pretty good system in my eyes, I would wait till sales come around...the speakers drop a little in price.

Overall this is 2x better than the home theater in a box crap.

Hope this helps..if you have any questions ask
+1

You're not going to be able to get anything better than this in this price range
     
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You're not going to be able to get anything better than this in this price range
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