questionswhat's the best surround sound audio system out…


This can get pretty complicated once you start pairing amps with speakers and cables because they sound different together. I'd recommend visiting a stereo shop and listening to different systems and seeing (hearing) what you like. I'm very happy with my Sony but you might not like it as much. I prefer it to my Harman Kardon for most things but music does sound better through the HK while movies and games sound better through the Sony so it's really a matter of what sounds good to you. I'd look at something that does 7.1, it does make a difference when you've got them all hooked up (assuming your source has 7.1 anyway).


Hi @supersox.

Did you enjoy or loathe your wootizen BOC from me?

Just wondering as I never saw an acknowledgment in any of the threads in relation to this.

Your Friend,


@bill7718: Actually, yours went to a friend of mine who absolutely loved it! I was waiting for him to confirm, then got busy with work and didn't get to post. Glad to see you liked yours and especially the clock!


Good. Glad the crap didn't go to waste. Merry Christmas!


You can either build your own audio system or buy a "home theater in a box"

If you go Home theater in a box.. Don't get suckered in by Bose. They are the Beats Headphones of home stereos. remember "No highs, No lows... must be Bose". Think of Home Theater in a Box (HTIAB) as "disposable". If you buy a DVD HTIAB and everyone goes to Blu-Ray you have to buy another HTIAB

My system is an Onkyo receiver, Polk RTi speakers, and a Velodyne Sub. The nice thing about making your own system is that you can upgrade individual parts as needed. Example.. I recently went from 5.1 to 7.1 by purchasing only 2 speakers. In a HTIAB you would need to buy a whole new system.

My next upgrade will be when 3D projectors settle down.. I will have to buy a new 3D receiver to replace my current (non 3D) Onkyo.


So specifically my system is as follows..

My Speakers (Fronts RTiA7 / Center CSiA6 / Surrounds F/XiA4 / Surround Back F/X Wireless)

Sub is a Velodyne DEQ10R

My Reciever is the Onkyo TX-SR707

I have had this system for ~2yrs and I am still stunned at the sound quality sometimes.

I did ALOT of shopping around and price comparing.. I bought most of it at Frys using their "Internet Price match". Wait until January when companies try to clear out all the "old" models for the "new" stuff.


I can just tell you from experience that BOSE is awesome.

I bought a 3-2-1 system over 8 years ago for about $900. It was great, the sound was remarkable.
About 6 months ago I noticed a humming noise from the acoustimass module. I called Bose and they gave me 2 options. 1 was to have it fixed for $250 or I could upgrade to the new 3-2-1 system for
only $500. Not $1100!! I jumped on the deal and got a brand new updated system. Plus, it a BOSE system and the sound is incredible.