So this has been discussed a little but I have been unable to find a good answer to my question. So here it is:
I am trying to set up my home theater and all I have from an audio perspective at this point are the speaker from my tv, which got old after about two days. Since my layout isn't condusive to a true 5.1 surround sound system, I have decided to go down the soundbar route. Which, after doing some research, brings me to my question. I have narrowed down my two options to:
HK SB 30
Acoustech H-100 sub
BIC FH-56 soundbar
Marantz NR1402 receiver
These two options would cost about the same, but I am just not knowledgeable enough to decide which way to go. can someone please help me out with the pluses / minuses between active vs. passive and which setup I may be happier with?
Thanks in advance for your help,