Build some surround sound with the Monoprice 5.1-channel home theater system on sale for $144

The Monoprice Premium 5.1-channel surround sound speaker system (opens in new tab) is down to $143.99 with free shipping at Monoprice. That free shipping part is important. Normally, this system costs around $180 and Monoprice often charges ridiculous shipping as high as $41.

A full-on home theater system for a very affordable price. Surround sound on a budget. (opens in new tab)
A full-on home theater system for a very affordable price. Surround sound on a budget.

This speaker system has always been hindered by Monoprice's shipping prices because it's sold way overpriced at other retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab) and it's a great way to add surround sound to your home on a budget.

With this system, you get four satellite and one single center speaker with three-inch mid-range drivers and 3/4-inch aluminum dome tweeters. It can handle up to 100 watts and has an impedance of eight ohms. The powered subwoofer has an eight-inch downward firing speaker and a 200 watt amplifier, although you can use it with any amplifier thanks to line and stereo inputs. You can mount the speakers just about anywhere and they come with unive3rsal 1/4-inch threaded insert mounting options. You'll want a little space in the back because of the rear-firing ports.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.