I've been meaning to upgrade my home theater system for a long, long time now, but I've always had other things to buy that took higher priority. I've been rocking a 70" plasma TV that supports 1080i at best and two fifteen-year-old floorstanding speakers that sound pretty impressive for their age.
It's not exactly an impressive set-up, but it's done a great job over the past few years.
The other day, however, I received a new projector as a gift, and so I figured I might as well upgrade my sound system as well.
That said, I only have a little experience in this area, so I'd love to get some advice from you all.
I'm looking to get a 5.1-channel system, though I may just start with 2.1 and build it up over time. A friend recommended that I just go with a "home theater in a box" deal, but from what I've seen, they seem to be pretty disappointing.
I started out with an initial budget of $500 in mind, but that seems to be pretty low-end and, honestly, somewhat unreasonable. I would like to keep costs down as much as possible, but I also don't want to have to sacrifice too much quality. Go figure, right?
I'm completely open to suggestions, but here are some things that I found intriguing:
- Receiver: ONKYO TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network 3D Ready A/V Receiver ($299)
- Front Left/Right Speakers: Klipsch WF-35 Icon-W Series ($269 x2 = $538)
Unfortunately, I'm already way over my budget, and I'm still missing a bunch of speakers and a subwoofer!
What do you guys think?