Finding the Cheapest Home Theater Systems
The cheapest home theater systems are available at all major electronic stores and most major department stores. Whether it means getting your system all at once or getting the components over a period of time, it is possible to get an affordable system. The cheapest home theater system does not necessarily mean the quality is compromised but rather getting what you want on a limited budget. If you already have a television and a DVD player, you’re already half way there. Now all you’d need are some decent speakers and an audio/video receiver to get your system up and running.
If you’re budget is super tight you may want to consider getting the Cheapest Home Theater Systems at second-hand retailer. Search your local classified ad listings. When you source one make sure to have the seller hook up the system to ensure it’s functioning properly. Check the wires for nicks and shake the speakers if possible to ensure there’s nothing loose. Please note that this way of acquiring a home theater system is the most risky because you may not get a warranty with the deal.
Another option for finding the cheapest home theater systems is getting a factory refurbished or open box home theater system from a retailer. An open box item is merchandise that has been opened and for various reasons placed back on the shelf at a discount price. Some examples of this would be a customer purchasing an item and within 30 days, they return it for whatever reason. If the product is tested and there’s nothing wrong, it will be placed back on the shelf but at a discount.
Another example of a refurbished item would be from cosmetic damage. At this point the retailer has the option to put the item on the shelf as is but at a reduced price, or send it back to the manufacturer so they can replace the casing, stamp it as a factory refurbished item, then send it back to the retailer. Refurbished items are supposed to come with a 45-90 day warranty – parts and labor but there may also be an extended warranty available so be sure to ask.
The cheapest home theater systems will cost you anywhere from around $250-$700. Some come with the amplifier and some do not. A basic one should consist of 5 speakers: 2 front speakers, 2 rear speakers and one center speaker which is usually housed above the TV or directly below it. The next would be the subwoofer, which will be your base speaker to emphasize low, rumbling sounds. Finally, you will need an amplifier which is the central part of the home theater system and is used to distribute the sound through the speakers, out into your environment.