So i have lurked for a while and even had an account in the early days but i have no idea where i put that info. Anyway, I am ready to take the plunge and get a system up and running and finally have some money to go with it.
My room is a living room about 16 x 20. Two story. If you are facing the TV seated in the couch, behind you is open to the kitchen with wall from about 7 feet on up. To the right of the TV is open fully with the exception of a open bridge from one side to the other. To the left of the TV is a no chimney fireplace with windows on either side and above. The wall with the TV on it is the only one almost normal. I have space for in or on wall speakers as needed.
So my original thought was a Denon 2112/2113 as Bat pig has set that as the sweet spot. I like the two room (To wire outside by my pool perhaps) and the Audyssey equalization, especially with my odd room. I figured a HSU or Outlaw sub. I dont know that i need that power or would ever use it, but what the hell. And that is about where my thought process broke down.
So many choices and possibilities.
I looked at the Paradigm and Def Tech In walls (As in walls have a high WAF). I looked at flat panels, monoprice, Energy, I looked at the new wireless system, but it doesnt have enough HDMI inputs.
Hell the Onkyo HT-S9400THX 7.1 is only ~ $500 has limited Audyssey, THX and is bound to be better than the tin speakers i have now. Just dont know if it will fill the room enough.
So basically i am appealing to the crowd. How would you solve this dilemma. Say $2k to $2500 if needed. That being said, spending $500 on the Onkyo and $2k on other stuff is appealing.
Would like 7.1 and Audessey. Other than that, i dont care. Best sound, least cost. I know you have heard that before.
I have a 65" LG 3D i am trying to give a fair soundscape to. Thanks for any help you can provide