Originally Posted by Ecaz
I may be biting off more than I can chew here, or just asking a question that's too ambiguous...
What would YOU put in it?
For $1000, what do you think the best receiver/amp + speakers (passive) do you think is the best bang for the buck?
If you wanted to save a few dollars, get this 5.1 speaker setup for $242, from Monoprice.
It appears to be rebranded Energy 5.1 speakers.
Energy seem to get a lot of positive feedback on their speakers.
Or find some Polk audio speakers on sale, I'm not saying Polk Audio is any better then other brands, but their low cost (when on sale) means your at least getting a good value for the cash.
Or check you local Craigslist, might find a good on a used receiver/5.1 speaker system.