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Best budget home theater speakers of 2016

Low-cost speakers for true home-theater setups.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 10 Value
    ELAC Debut B6

    The ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speakers offer stellar, best-in-class sound quality that no other speakers can match at this low price.

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  • Pioneer SP-PK52FS

    If you've got the space for it, the Pioneer SP-PK52FS is simply the best-sounding, budget-price home theater speaker package you can buy.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 10 Performance
    • 10 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 10 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Energy Take Classic 5.1

    The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.

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  • SoundWare XS 5.1

    The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Fluance SX-HTB

    You can't beat Fluance's rock-bottom pricing, solid construction, and sound quality, which rivals that of more expensive speakers.

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