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11. Pioneer 5.1 Channel Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System

Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Front View
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Shopping for loudspeakers can be tough. Speaker prices don't always relate to how good or bad specific speakers really are, the proof is in the listening. If you are looking a speaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the great sounding compact and affordable, Pioneer 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System designed by noted speaker designer, Andrew Jones. The system provided for this review consists of a SP-C21 center channel speaker, four SP-BS41-LR bookshelf satellite speakers, and a compact SW-8 8-inch powered subwoofer.

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12. Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 Surround Speaker System

Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 - Speaker System
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The Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 Surround Speaker System consists of five compact satellite speakers which can be set on a shelf or wall mounted (even in a corner wall space), and a compact 100-watt 8-inch powered subwoofer.

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13. Cambridge Audio Minx S215 5.1 Channel Speaker System

Cambridge Audio Minx S215 5.1 Channel Speaker System
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One reason consumers shy away from home theater is all the speakers, and the space they take up. As a result, consumers get seduced by speaker systems that tout great sounding "tiny" speakers. Some of these systems are cheaply priced and sound cheap, and some are very expensive, but still don't deliver. How do you strike a balance? I have reviewed several good sounding compact speaker systems, but the Minx S215 5.1 channel speaker system perked my ears up.

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14. Monoprice 10565 Premium 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System

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The Monoprice 10565 home theater speaker system is a surprisingly good sounding compact speaker system designed for use in smaller rooms. The 10565 consists of center and four satellite bookshelf speakers, combined with a 8-inch powered subwoofer, all featuring a black matte finish. Additional features include easy-to-use spring loaded push in speaker terminals on the center and satellites, and both line-in and speaker terminal connections on the subwoofer. To find out if this modest system is a good fit for your home theater setup, check out my:
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15. Cerwin Vega CMX 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System

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Cerwin Vega is well-known for its big speakers that also deliver big sound, but they also offer a compact speaker system that is more suited for smaller spaces. The Cerwin Vega CMX 5.1 is a compact speaker system that features a very compact 2-way center channel and four satellite speakers that are combined with a downfiring subwoofer that also has two ports for extra bass extension. The system sounds great for movies and more than adequate for music listening. The entire package is priced at about $600 and fits well into small spaces.
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16. Aperion Audio Intimus 4B Harmony SA 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System.

Aperion Audio Intimus 4B Harmony SA Speaker System with Bravus 8A Subwoofer - Front View - Grills On
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The Aperion Audio Intimus 4B Harmony SA home theater speaker system is a compact speaker system designed for use in smaller rooms. The system consists of the Intimus 4C center channel, and four Intimus 4B satellite bookshelf speakers, combined with a Bravus 8A 8-inch powered subwoofer. I found the that the system provided good sound reproduction for both movies and music, with wide disperson that provides an immersive surround sound field, but although the subwoofer produces deep-tight bass, it didn't deliver a lot of texture in the mid and upper bass frequency range.
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17. The Klipsch Quintet 5-Channel Speaker System

The Klipsch Quintet IV 5-Channel Speaker System is a great performing speaker system for its size. Using Klipsch Tractrix high frequency 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 midrange/woofers (supported by rear firing port) provide upper bass response to 110 Hertz. It is recommended that a separate subwoofer be used for frequencies below 100 Hz. In addition, the quintets can be either table or wall mounted, giving the user more flexibility when using them with a wall mounted flat panel television. Just add a subwoofer and you are set to go.
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18. Mordaunt-Short Speaker System Featuring Alumni3 LCR, Alumni2 Sats, Alumni9 Sub

Mordaunt Short Alumni 5.1 Channel Speaker System
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There are many loudspeakers to choose from and finding the right home theater speaker package can an extra-tough choice. If you are looking for new set of loudspeakers for your home theater, but don't want to crowd out your room with large floor standing speakers and a large box subwoofer, then check out the compact Alumni Loudspeakers from Mordaunt-Short. The system I reviewed consisted of their Alumni 3 LCR speaker that housed all three front channels, two Alumi 2 compact satellite speakers for surrounds, and their compact Alumni 9 8-inch powered subwoofer.

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19. Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System

Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System
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If you are looking for a compact loudspeaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the Harman Kardon HKTS 20. The system consists of a center channel speaker, four compact satellite speakers which can be set on a shelf or wall mounted (the wall mounts are provided), and a compact 8-inch powered subwoofer. Although I would not consider this an audiophile speaker system, the the Harman Kardon HKTS 20 5.1 Channel Speaker System does provide overall good surround sound listening experience for movies and stereo/surround listening experience for music that many consumers will appreciate for the price.

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