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I spent about 100 restoring mine but that was partially cause I repainted and got new trim and stuff thats not required. They woulda cost me about 65 total for just the speakers (no aesthetics).

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I would first recommend you get a dedicated subwoofer amp, Parts express has some nice ones. They will have a built in crossover and by using the .1 pre-out you'll be able to get the .1 channel in movies.

For cheapish monitors I'd get TCA WAF-1's or av123 ELT525M's

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I would first recommend you get a dedicated subwoofer amp, Parts express has some nice ones. They will have a built in crossover and by using the .1 pre-out you'll be able to get the .1 channel in movies.

For cheapish monitors I'd get TCA WAF-1's or av123 ELT525M's
Oh of course. I believe there was a good 500w subwoofer amp on there at one point, that's probably what I'll use.

Thank you for the recommendation on speakers. I'll look into those ones .

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If your looking at Polk Speakers, the Polk Audio eBay store for there refurbish are discounted if you can get the low bid in.
Check it out http://stores.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-Direct

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I bought my subwoofer from the Polk Ebay store and it works great. It looks brand new. Shipping is crazy at $40 though.



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I bought my subwoofer from the Polk Ebay store and it works great. It looks brand new. Shipping is crazy at $40 though.
It looked to me like the prices weren't THAT much cheaper than at Best Buy .

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I would start trolling the local Goodwill and Salvation Army, you'd be surprised what you can find there. I have bought my current speakers, Cerwin-Vega VS-80's, Some Marantz speakers (manufactuerd by PSB) and some Boston MD5's. The most I paid for any of the sets was $25.

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Here are a few options to consider, though hard to look past the AV123 offerings to be honest...

A couple of amazing deals on a pair of open box ELT525M's

http://www.av123.com//index.php?page...mart&Itemid=37

http://www.av123.com//index.php?page...mart&Itemid=37

Gorgeous bookshelf speakers with a HUGE reputation. Act fast as they will be snapped up.

Budget offer from Best Buy worth considering:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia...&skuId=7705307

A great speaker for the money.

The Infinity Primus is also in your price range:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ay_5_1_4_.html

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It looked to me like the prices weren't THAT much cheaper than at Best Buy .
The sub I got usually goes for $679 shipped, I got it for $400.



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http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...D3/dayton3.htm

Have them. Love them. Sure they require assembly, but for the price you cant beat them for under $200.

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