I'm finishing up repairs at my new place and getting to the fun part- toys. Primary project is accessorizing the living room- fairly large room, 20ft ceiling, roughly 15x20, large window, carpet, open into 2 other rooms and corridor (I don't have any pictures handy). I would like to get a half-decent audio/video setup. Currently I am planning on getting Onkyo SR606 for receiver. For speakers... no clue
Requirements (as I see them, might change as I get more educated):
About 50/50 music/movies
Estimated prices: ~1k for front/center, ~300-400 for rear, ~300 for sub (~2k total if my math serves me).
I would really like for the speakers to not look like a box. I mean I get that speakers are about the sound but they aren't invisible and most of what I've seen don't have any style to them (speaking of style, place could be described as contemporary)
I would like to buy speakers from a retailer since I would like to listen to them, touch them, smell them and to be able to return them if they don't work for the room. I'm in the LA area if that matters.
I am not sure, maybe the question is stupid but I really hope I could get help. Im baffled