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So I have a $400 budget (maybe $500 at most) to get a half-decent sound system going aimed mostly for music.

I have a 10 year old sony surround receiver I got from a htib, how much of a bottleneck will something like that be until I get enough to get a better one? As my budget doesn't really allow me to buy a good surround reciever unless I get another htib, which I hear suck for music in terms of the speakers.

I wouldn't want to go for a stereo receiver because I have some 5.1 albums, plus a music oriented setup will work fine for movies so surround is a must. Right now I'm thinking of just getting insignia bookshelves,

and a polk cs10 center. I have two old antec lansing bookshevles that are part of a 2.1 system that I want to use for surrounds.

Do I have any better alternatives?
Edited by cky2k6 - 2/25/11 at 11:13am
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newegg has 25% off on energy and mirage speakers right now.
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail...List_email.png

just checked, you can get cf-30 floor standing speakers and a sub for $449 shipped.
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If you're looking at getting a Polk center why not try to timbre match your R/L fronts with it?

Get the polk CS2 instead and a couple Monitor 30's rather then the insignia's.

Nvm. Monitor 30's in black are sold out. You could spend a tad more and get 40's.

Voice match those suckers!
     
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