Originally Posted by mc4saints
Both of those are nice systems. You will be happy with either one.
I think this Mirage set up would sound just as good also and is only $299
right now here:
Mirage Nanosat 5.1 Home Theater System with Omni S-8 Subwoofer for $299.99 after applying coupon code 4195688 in cart.
Mirage Nanosat 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System at World Wide Stereo
IMHO, If $400 was all I wanted to spend, I would get the Mirage and put the $100 extra toward a couple of towers for the front later. Especially if you like just listening to 2 channel music.
Like these - Mirage OS3-FS Omnipolar Tower Floorstanding Speaker - Black at World Wide Stereo
They are $260 each right now using promo code OSTHREE
Last but not least, These Mirage have a great WAF - Wife Acceptance Factor!
WAF is actually the greatest concern here. I'm already compromising. Hah! There's no way she'd let me put tower speakers in the living room. One concern I do have is that this is going into a fairly large room. There was a deal on the Klipsch HD 500 system for $279 over the weekend. I passed because I was concerned about it not keeping up with a large space.
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