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I have a hard time with Bose. I just couldn't ever bring myself to suggest them. I've heard so many HTIB systems at a fraction of the price point that seem every bit as "good" to me that I can't help but think that Bose is more about name, marketing, and sales techniques than they are about actual sound reproduction. Some people own them and enjoy them, but in my experience, there is often far more capability and/or accuracy offered for the dollar with other brands.
   
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post #12 of 14
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's are incredible. I love mine!
    
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post #13 of 14
Why are so many people recommending computer speakers (like the Promedias) for him? He says he's using htem with a 50" TV which means he needs speakers that can fill a room, he will not be happy with nearfield speakers. As far as Bose goes, I wouldn't recommend them in any circumstance, such a waste of money.

Now, you probably won't be able to get a great 2.1 setup in this price range, but if you already had 5.1 I would say keep your sub and get something like the Infinity Primus P163s (I just sold mine, incredible performance for the money) or the smaller P153s (if you are using a sub, you won't need the lower bass extension of the 163s).

My advice is always to use your money to buy as much quality as you can. It's always better to get two really great speakers than it is to split that same money into a bunch of lower quality speakers. I have a full home theater setup, but I was surprised at how enjoyable movies can be in stereo if your speakers have good imaging. You wouldn't believe how little the center and surround speakers actually add to the experience. And for music, you want 2 channel stereo anyways.

Also, since you already have 5.1 you could just upgrade it over time instead of throwing it all away and going to 2.1. I used to have an Onkyo home theater in a box system and slowly upgraded to the Polk stuff I have now. I first replaced the front stereo pair (left and right channels) with big towers, then upgraded the center and finally got matching Polk surrounds.
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post #14 of 14
Rem, sounds like you've never heard the pro-medias. I own them as well (granted in the bedroom) They put out a rather outstanding amount of sound + can easily be used as rears in the future if you plan on upgrading in the future w/ nicer fronts. The highs can be a little harsh, and the base has some distortion when pumped up high. However for the money not much can come close.

Do love Polk Audio, Klipsch, and Def Tech. - all depends on your needs / layout
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