What do I need in order to create a home system with these speakers?

burnley14

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I am looking to install a home theater speaker system with some of the speakers available at Monoprice (http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=109&cp_id=10837).

In addition to the speakers, what hardware is necessary to drive the system? My intention is to build either a 5.1 or 7.1 system with speakers from the site.

Other questions: What is the best combination of 2-way vs. 3-way speakers? Can a passive subwoofer be powered by the same receiver as the rest of the system or does it require its own amplifier?

Thanks in advance, sorry if this is unclear, I know very little about audio systems.
 
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