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Hi Andre (and the others who have kindly welcomed me and offered their thoughts).And we normally try to discourage someone that asks us to recommend a 1k HT starting from nothing. We would aim them at a few quality key components and recommend that start with that and build up.
Champagne dreams on a beer budget...
Well, I'm kind of in the position of the blind leading the blind . . . where I am both of them! Anyway, I was saying that a complete 5.1 set-up for under 1K might be hard to do. I think one could get good consumer speakers for under 1 K, depending on the size of the room, etc.so I guess your saying any of those kits you see in stores for speakers under 1k are pretty bad? I don't know much about the consumer side of speakers. (I am recording studio/monitors type guy) I thought of picking something like that up sometime to add 5.1 to my setup. I still just use stereo for everything. I know I live in the dark ages. My phone doesn't take pictures or play video games either I can really only use my phone to call people .