I am looking to spend roughly $3k (at the high end) for a new system. I was at the mall the other day and was bored so I stopped in the Bose store and had a listen in their little theater setup where they showed you the lifestyle series speakers (jewel speakers). I must say, for all the bashing of Bose on this forum they weren't that bad and sounded nice....until I heard the price tag. I've heard many systems at my friends places that sounded much worse. They also have a very nice looking system. Also, it is clear the jewel speakers are not paper coned and not plastic so I'm not sure why I read that a lot.
In any event, I am not convinced I couldn't get as good of a system for less. I was wondering if there are some good speakers for around the same size that would be cheaper. I like the Onkyo receivers and I've read a few threads about the Mirage V2's but am unsure since I haven't heard them myself.
This is for my living room, I want the speakers to be mounted on the wall, it is a townhouse where first floor is very open with kitchen to the dinning room to the living room (all open). The living room space i about 20wx15l (length from TV to back wall and width from side wall to dining room open area).
Any suggestions for speakers and sub?