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post #11 of 17
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It will usually be in the product description.
Here is an example from the next step up.
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-HT-S5400-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B004O0TREC/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321175312&sr=1-3
"....the package includes an independently powered subwoofer."
In my experience a powered sub woofer is great. If you can get a nice Onkyo 5.1 with a powered sub thats the best in a box option. I think 7.1 is over the top over kill when it comes to watching movies a few times a week in a normal living room. I have 7.1 setup in my bedroom and it is way too many speakers.
I have the above linked 5.1 system and I am very happy with it. I can't come close to cranking it and it sounds nice. ONKYO has long been a great brand.

+rep to you sir i might just go with that system thank you
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HTIB EEK?!?!!

Why? Why? Why?

$129: 12" Sub: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-629
$60: 4X "6.5" 2-way bookshelf speakers. (buy 2 pairs, $30 a pair).
$157: 5.1 receiver with plenty of HDMI for modern builds: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Denon-AVR1312-REF-5-1-Channel-A-V-Surround-Receiver-Refurbished-/280771097481?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item415f42f389
$45: Center channel: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-674

That's $391 not including any shipping charges... so probably pretty close to budget, and you get a system that beats a typical HTIB by a margin of say, a LOT.
     
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Yeah I'm in the same boat. but I wanna spend at most 400 bucks on speakers and 300 on reciever...still alot with my budget but...
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I would check out Fluance HT system deals for affordable 5.1s

http://www.fluance.com/fluan5speaks.html
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I would check out Fluance HT system deals for affordable 5.1s
http://www.fluance.com/fluan5speaks.html

cant have those floor speakers as i have little children running around the house who break stuff also i need the receiver bundled with the speakers
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Are they are reliable company? how is the sound quality of the tower and center speakers as that will be where most of the sounds will be coming from as you know

how does it compare to these: http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/544158919/jamo-s506hcs3?s_c=site_search
Edited by edo101 - 11/16/11 at 9:10pm
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Fluance is fairly popular with the entry level crowd, I am not personally aware of any reliability concerns. That said, obviously a 5-speaker system with floorstanders for $300 is going to be of dubious quality. I don't think you can even DIY that with finished cabinets under that budget.
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