3 Of the Best 5.1 Home Theater Systems You Can Buy

Our valuable team members at Park Place Installations all have a passion for what we do. We provide a service that doesn’t necessarily save lives, but it certainly helps people, and makes their lives’ easier. One part of the equation of being the top home theater installer in Western New York, is paying attention to product trends and knowing who’s who in the home theater industry. If you’re considering creating a home theater in your home, or upgrading your surround sound system, you’re going to want to know what’s the best. The best products, and the best pricing.

5.1 is a term used to describe the type of home theater system. 5 speakers, 1 subwoofer. This differs from 7.1 systems, which, you guessed it, have 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer. We understand that everyone’s price point is different, and you might not be able to afford the top of the line products. We’ve broken it down into 3 tiers, Big Money, Affordable, and Minimal Expense. Without further adieu, here are 3 of the best 5.1 home theater systems you can buy.

Big Money
1. Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2 paired with the Klipsch 5.1 RP-250 ($2999/$1935)

Probably the best system on the market in 2017. This system truly packs a punch. For the price, it’s hard to beat this combination. In terms of features, connectivity, power, and control, the Denon AVR-X7200WA features modern technology. It can connect to iOS devices with Apple AirPlay, PCs or Macs wirelessly. Klipsch is known as being one of the favorite surround sound systems on the market, and combining their system with the Denon AVR-X7200WA will give you the best sound in the neighborhood. The speaker package comes with a wireless speaker kit as well.

2. Denon AVR-S510BT 5.1 A/V Receiver paired with the Cambridge Audio Minx S215 v3 ($279/$799)

Understanding that not everyone is in the market to buy a $5k surround sound system, this Denon/Cambridge combination can give you big money sound on an affordable budget. This offers the ultimate bargain. You can connect to bluetooth, HDMI that supports 4K Ultra HD, and a USB port on the front for streaming music from your device or charging. Denon also offers a remote app for controlling
features. 5 Minx speakers may look small, but they pack a punch. This combination offers more than enough power for a medium-sized room.

Minimal Expense
Samsung HT-J4100 5.1 ($208)

For people who want to install a home surround sound system at a minimum budget, the Samsung HT-J4100 can provide you with great sound. Be mindful, there are a lot of different brands and models available at this price point, that won’t perform at the level you want. This model offers 1000 Watts of power, but misses out on some of the more modern connectivity features like wireless bluetooth. It does feature Dolby TrueHD capability, and can convert DVDs to a near-HD visual quality. This unit will offer you a home theater experience, just with a little less room-shaking cinema quality.

We will continue to talk about some of the top products on the market here on our blog, and remember there are hundreds of brands out there! If you’re looking to start a conversation on where to get started on your home theater, or just need to ask a question, ask us! As we stated earlier, this is a passion of ours, both the technology AND helping people with their home entertainment. Stay tuned for more updates on top products in home theater, surveillance, and home automation!