You don't have to spend a lot of money for a home theater gift. There are actually a lot of surprisingly good home theater gadgets priced at $199 or less, that make great Christmas and Holiday gifts. Check out my suggestions.
The Klipsch Quintet 5-Channel Speaker System is a compact speaker system that provides a very good listening experience for both movies and music. Using Klipsch Tractrix mid-range horns and .75-inch size neodymium magnet tweeters, the quintet delivers a solid mid-range and bright high frequency performance, up to 23 Khz. The 3.5-inch woofers provide upper bass response to 110 Hertz. It is recommended that a separate subwoofer be used for frequencies below 110 Hz. In addition, the quintets can be either table or wall mounted, giving the user more flexibiliy when using them with a wall mounted flat panel television. Just add a subwoofer and you are set to go. Read my previous Report for more feature and specification details
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Suggested Subwoofer: Klipsch SW-350 8-inch downfiring powered subwoofer - Compare Prices.
For additional suggestions, check out my current list of Home Theater Speaker Systems.
Also, although TVs in all screen sizes sold well, sales of TVs 60-inches and larger increased 62%, no doubt fueled by ever decreasing prices. The big brand winners were Samsung, Sharp, and Vizio - which makes sense since most black friday Ads featured those brands prominently. Of course, the question is whether all that revenue actually generated any much profit, as there were plenty of loss leaders in the mix to get people in the door.
In another home theater-related product category, Sound Bars continue to gain favor with consumers as sales of the popular audio system alternative to over $30 million, while home theater-in-a-box system sales declined by $8 million. Just to put this all into perspective, since 2010 sound bar sales have increased 10-fold.
For more details, including how other consumer electronics product categories faired during the 2013 Black Friday Week sales period, read the report from TWICE and The NPD Group. Follow Me On Twitter and Facebook