Home Theater 5.1 Speakers (Budget)


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Username: Amythompson172

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-12
Hello there! Im a new homeowner and trying to fill my house with objects, instead of empty space. I thought the home theatr system would be a good idea considering I love my movie and TV watching experience! I dont really know much about this stuff, so any advice is just fantastic! I'm not made of money, so the budget for the full home theatr area should be capped near $1000.asd

I decided to start with the speakers, and build up from there... I did some research and whatnot, and i found this set here:
Onkyo HT-S3400 5.1-Channel Home Theater System -

Is this a good bang for my buck, while keeping in mind my total budget?


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Username: Project6

Post Number: 15918
Registered: Dec-03
Hello Amy. Does your $1000 cap include the TV and DVD player? Or is that just for the receiver and speakers?

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Username: Edison

Glendale, CA US

Post Number: 953
Registered: Dec-03
Amy, if you stick with 2 channels (2 speakers and a stereo receiver), then you would end up with better quality.

I listen to 2 channel system, and I don't miss other channels at all.
Your ears will thank you if you go this rout. All in one system like the Onkyo on Amazon will hurt your ears, and give you listening fatigue.

Not an enjoyable experience. Frankly, $1000 won't buy very much quality if you want surround sound - but if you swtich over to stereo (2 channels), then you will get something that sounds better for sure.

Let us know if you choose this path, and you will get good suggestions on what to buy.

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 15951
Registered: Dec-03
My experience with trying to convince the newer generation that great stereo is better than mediocre surround sound is much like trying to convince a person to pull pull their own teeth.

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Username: Vm8444


Post Number: 422
Registered: Aug-05

New member
Username: Einteractive

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jun-12
Well, there are many brands available for home theater systems like Sony and Samsung from which you can easily buy in your budget. However, it would be best to research online for more better options.
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