Originally Posted by whitedwarf
Thanks for the reply, I've actually read that review, it's what got me interested in the EMPs in the first place.
I'm debating between the following setups:
3x FS-52 (LCR)
2x E55Wi (Surrounds)
3x E55Wi (LCR)
2x E5Bi (Surrounds)
I assume you meant the EMP/RBH E5 bookshelves...
That first setup...well...both setups are interesting to me. I think your money can be spend more wisely personally. What's your room layout/size look like? What will you be using this for? Strictly home theater/movies, only music, etc?
Unless you're getting better deals, this is how I see it breaking down...
(3) Pio FS-52's: $130/ea -- $390
(2) SW8-MK2: $155/ea -- $310
(2) Surrounds: ($400 for e55wi and $250 for e5's)
So you're looking at either $1,100 (w/ e55w) or $950 (w/ e5 bookshelves). Your EMP/RBH setup comes in around $1,100 too. I think you can do a lot better. Do you need towers up front or just a want? Once we find out the questions I asked previously, putting something together will be easier.
Edit: Okay. I see you're in a 15'x12' room, which is tiny and good for the budget you have going. Any reason you're set on 7.2? Also, do you any desire to upgrade as you go to have a better setup in the long or fairly short run? Maybe start with a 3.1 and add surrounds and another sub later. Or start with a 2.1 and add later. Or even a 5.1 and add another sub later. Whatever. Seems like your budget is about $1,100ish right now though