Hotrod Your Home Theater: Get a Blockbuster Experience in Your Living Room


If you're looking to upgrade, spruce up, or otherwise hotrod your home theater system, you're in luck. We've got five Editors' Choice laurels across the board including a MartinLogan 5.1 speaker system, a Klipsch subwoofer, and a Logitech universal remote. So grab some popcorn, pull up a comfy chair, and feast your eyes on our deals.

  1. wireless access pointNetgear 802.11n Wireless Home Theater Access Point Kit
    Store: BuyDig
    Price: $62.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: You may wonder exactly what a home theater access point is, and what it does. Simply put, it's a bundle of two high-performance Wireless-N HD home theater adapters to deliver Blu-ray HD quality audio/video streams to every room in the home. This bundle is 3D-ready and can deliver multiple 1080p content streams over your existing wireless network. It includes two 802.11n wireless adapters, each with one Ethernet port, four network ports, and support for WPA, WPA2-PSK, and RADIUS encryption.

  2. speaker systemMartinLogan MLT-2 620-watt 5.1-Channel Speaker System
    Store: newegg
    Price: $199.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $25
    Expires: August 5

    Is It Worth It?: With a 5.1 system, you can immerse yourself with sound from multiple angles to enhance your home theater experience. It adds up to six channels of surround sound multi-channel audio, and this deal dishes it at a price that's tied with our mention from last month as the lowest total price we've seen. The MLT-2 includes two bookshelf and two surround speakers that feature 1" titanium dome tweeters and 4-1/2" poly cone woofers, a center channel speaker with a 1" dome tweeter and two 3-1/2" cone woofers, and a 10" 120-watt RMS powered subwoofer.

  3. Klipsch subwooferKlipsch Reference 10" Powered Subwoofer
    Store: World Wide Stereo
    Price: $749.99 via coupon code "DNEWSWOOFER" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $849

    Is It Worth It?: There's nothing teeny weeny about this great big deal, which starts with a special dealnews coupon code that slashes $261 off the price. Then, you get the lowest price by more than $800, on a subwoofer that delivers a bruising 500 watts of continuous power. Available in Satin Black, this subwoofer also features dual 10" woven fiberglass drivers, frequency response of 22Hz to 120Hz, digital controls, five system presets, and Klipsch's Adaptive Room Correction II with 12 active filters. World Wide Stereo calls it "a force to be reckoned with," and we'd have to agree. Klipsch offers a 2-year electronics warranty and 5 years on woofer.

  4. turntable converterIon Audio iLP Turntable Converter
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $24.99 with free shipping EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $28

    Is It Worth It?: The turntable converter is a must in these days where you want to preserve your old-school vinyl sounds in the new-school digital audio formats. And the deal on this one offers as grooooooovy a bargain as you'll find. It features a dust cover, cartridge with needle, USB cable, power adapter, and RCA outputs (for home stereo listening). It's compatible with Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. It's even compatible with your old Barry Manilow and Bay City Rollers records. Note that it's currently on backorder but can still be purchased. Expect it to ship in one to two weeks.

  5.  Universal RemoteRefurbished Logitech Harmony 900 Universal Remote
    Store: newegg
    Price: $129.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $16
    Expires: August 5

    Is It Worth It?: This universal remote is at an all-time price low, but its features are abounding. It boasts an "in-cabinet blaster system," which purports to reach devices behind cabinet doors from up to 100 feet away, a color touchscreen, charging dock, sculpted backlit buttons, control of up to 15 devices, and more.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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