I've done a bunch of googling and still haven't satisfied myself with an answer. I'm wanting to build a full front set for my HT projector room in the basement, left, right, and center.
The room is 19'L X 15'W X 7.5'H. It is carpeted and has a drop ceiling. There is minimal space above the tiles and insulation between the joists. No acoustic treatment present or planned. I will be using my present rear channels and sub for now. The rears are Definitive UIW 75's in wall mounted, the sub is a JBL 10" powered unit. My receiver is an older Denon AVR-3802 rated for 110 watts x 7 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD. There's a much more detailed breakdown that shows it will handle much lower ohms though. The speakers will be up against the front wall and toed in. The front wall is false with about 6" gap to the cinder blocks.
I'm looking for bang for the buck here. Nice big sound, good volume capabilities, but I'm no audiophile either!
The system is almost exclusively for watching movies and some tv
I have no issues with using the same design for all three speakers so long as they are shorter than 24" (I've read that's optimal for HT.) Towers would be OK, as long as they have a complimenting center design too
Basically I'm just new to scrutinizing speakers this way. I was always happy with HT in a box before, but with the projector/dedicated room I figure to get something better going on and I love DIY stuff!
Electronics/soldering skills are solid (I'm pretty good, and my father is a ham radio geek/retired electrical engineer)
Woodworking should be fine too. (good complement of tools that I'm OK with, my friend that will be helping, and building his own SEOS12's, is awesome with wood)
Thanks in advance,