When you say wall-mountable, are you saying that you need all the speakers to be wall mountable - or just the surrounding satellites? The most popular option is to usually have two front towers and then wall mounted satellites/bookshelves as the surrounds. this way, when you listen to music in stereo (2.0 or 2.1) mode, it'll work better as opposed to listening to 2.1 in a large room with just satellites.
However, it's understandable if the woman of the house would like wall mounted, small speakers...so...
$1000 for "at least" at 6.1 isn't all that much (the Acoustimass 16's cost $1300), but if you're limited to $1000, and need all wall mountable, I'd get an Energy 5.0 Take Classic System ($200)
, a pair of Energy C-100 Speakers ($120)
, and then the biggest sub you can get with the remaining money =) Perhaps a HSU STF-2 MK3 ($610 shipped)
or SVS PB12
, or if you really don't want to spend all your money, you could get a pair of BIC F12 Subwoofers
, or a TSC T300 Sub.
There might be some uniformity differences in using the C-100s as the fronts and then the Take Classic Center, but I don't think it's that bad of a pairing. Other members, what do you think?
Note that the recommendation that I gave is only if you need to wall mount everything. If you can have floorstanding fronts, let us know!
What are you using for your receiver?