A surprise combination
I needed to put together a simple sound system so that I could listen to music and watch movies on a flat LCD screen.
So I scrounged around my storeroom and found these "old" equipment that had since been replaced by newer ones in my home. They were still in pretty good condition:
1) Denon 3810 AVR
2) Mordaunt-Short CS-1 surround speakers
I did buy a new Wharfedale Power Cube PS8 subwoofer (8", downward firing) and an Audiolab 8000CDE CD player.
What surprised me was the sound the above system produced. Clear, powerful and sweet! I sure didn't expect the little Mordaunt-Short bookshelf speakers to sound so good; they were surround speakers used in my previous home theatre setup. What they lacked in the low frequencies were made up for by the sub.
Here is a picture of the simple setup.