Here is an old reply to a post I put up............I got the system for about $600 at ABC. You may be able to get it at Best Buy though. There is also a 500 w system for about $100 less. I think I also listed the part number later on down in the thread.
Here was the thread OT/ Surround speakers
Just outta curiosity, is being wireless necessity ?
If not, I have to say, I just picked up a sony 600 watt system a few weeks ago. It included all the speakers & a sub, a receiver, and a 5 disc cd/ dvd player.
To see how good it was, I took it to my friends, who has the Bose. We set up the speakers near his and put a cd in his, and then mine...........did the same with DVDs. He was very surprised that the one I got sounded as good as it did when cranked (which most of us don't listen to stuff this loud for the most part). Maybe someone with a really keen ear could tell the difference, but I couldn't.
Anyways, the system is less than a 1/3 the price of just the bose I think hes got the 12 series, but the speakers have wires.
I just think it's a lot of bang for the buck, and I'd let you know.