Okay, I'm looking for the final piece of the puzzle. After months of looking at speakers, receivers, etc., I'm *almost* there. I just need a sub. Here's what I'm getting.
Yamaha 2400 receiver
Energy Connoisseur C7s - fronts
Energy Connoisseur CR-3 - rears
Energy Connoisseur CC-3 - center
(total cost is $2,470 US, btw, which seems reasonable to me)
And the sub I'm getting is...not the Energy sub, which does not sound good to my ear, and which no one seems to speak very highly of anyway. So what do you recommend for this set-up? I figure it should cost in the $600-$800 range but I could go higher (or lower) for the right sub.
The dealer (6th Ave. Electronics) has a few Velodynes that seemed pretty good, and also a Paradigm Servo -- I think 15 -- that I liked. Both the Velodyne and Paradigm seem like solid choices...am I wrong there? Anything else I should look at? What's up with the SVS I hear so much about?
FYI, the room is about 18x16, fully closed on the front wall but open on either side of the rear wall to a cul-de-sac on one side (big enough for a really big beer fridge!) and an open area leading up to stairs on the other. There is a 7' high drop ceiling.
Listening will be 90%HT and 10% Music. Although I'm hoping to get more into music once I get all this stuff rigged up!
Also, the dealer recommends the CC-1 center instead of the CC-3 on the grounds that the front row of seats is only about 8' from the screen, and it was a better match to the C-5s. But I work under the assumption that bigger is better for centers ;-)