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Best Budget Home Theater speakers for 2018

Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews.
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  • $279.00 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

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

    ELAC B6 debuts at number one

    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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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Emotiva Airmotiv B1

    Audiophile sound for a popcorn price

    The Emotiva Airmotiv B1 is an unusually versatile speaker that offers excellent clarity and imaging for a budget price.

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  • $377.98 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 10 Performance
    • 10 Value
    Pioneer SP-PK52FS

    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

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    SoundWare XS 5.1

    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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  • $99.00 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Polk T50

    Low-priced, big-sounding speaker a towering value

    The Polk T50 is a remarkably decent-sounding tower speaker for not a lot of money, but it faces stiff competition.

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  • $399.99 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

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

    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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