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In a large open floor plan small speakers are not going to cut it. Despite the fact you have tile floors, with is not a good thing.
Before I even get into speakers, you need to find the most dense area rug you can and place it between the LCRs/sound bar and seating.
You also do not mention what your speaker budget is, so I could be throwing out some options out of your price range.
I've never used a soundbar, but if I were to do so I would get the best I could find. I've looked at the Revel LCR8, seems that it should be quite good. Or maybe the JBL SB400.
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