Are you the dude from that thread on GJ?
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Your best bet is to go to a music store, like Guitar Center. They have brands like KRK, JBL, Tannoy, Adam, Mackie, M Audio, and probably some others I'm forgetting. To be clear, I'm not saying these type of speakers will be as good, or better than traditional audiophile gear, but for a garage where you won't be doing any critical listening, they should work nicely. I have a pair of Tannoy 502's I use on a computer. I know they make a larger one with an 8" woofer. For your garage, those would probably be best.
For this system you need 7.2 surround; nothing else will suffice! ;)
You may want to reconsider in-wall placement of speakers in the event that you will reconfigure the shop/work area. If you ever move things around within the space, you may want to change the location of the speakers.
Zd542 gives good idea on powered speakers. Another alternative is vintage gear. I have a lovely vintage Nikko stack with some monitors that resides on my oversized workbench.