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This setup will be for mostly blu-rays, music, and gaming on the ps4.

So I'm taking my first foray into a decent setup for my living room, and I'm thinking of going with this receiver: http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-E300-Channel-Networking-Receiver/dp/B00B7X2OV2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385841294&sr=1-1&keywords=denon+receiver

Either this 5.1: http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Classic-Theater-System-Black/dp/B001202C44/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385841343&sr=1-1&keywords=Energy+Take+Classic+5.1

or this one: http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-HDT-600-Home-Theater-System/dp/B008CMVY7Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385841256&sr=1-2&keywords=klipsch+speakers

From the little bit of research I've done both those systems seem to be pretty solid for sound while not being too big, as I still believe I'll be doing a bit of moving before I'm settling down.
I'm just looking for opinions on either of the systems, and receiver. If you know of something better with in the same price range I'll gladly take a look at it.

Thank you for your time.
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I am actually in a similar boat. My father in law wants a new sound setup for his shiny new HDTV. I have already decided on the Energy Take Classic 5.1, just debating on the receiver. Those speakers will be decent for what you want, much better than any HTIB.

Denon is a brand I trust in terms of audio and that receiver looks to be a good bet at that price.
   
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thanks, I already have the receiver on the way, still not sure which speaker set to go with.
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I just read a review of the Monoprice Premium 5.1 Speaker system (Item #10565) for $200 and cnet claims they think it sounds better than the Energy Take Classics. And I have read a couple reviewers preferring the Energy over that Klipsch setup. Then there is the Pioneer SP-PK52FS which various sites are stating sound really amazing for the price and if you have the space and don't care about the faux wood grain look, I'd get those over anything else in the price range.
   
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