I found this thread searching for a similar speaker arrangement for my family room. Room dimensions are very similar to the original author's room.
I will go with (5:1 system) bookshelf for R,L, and Center, in-ceiling rear
(R/L) and sub placed on the floor in the rear corner of the room.
75% TV/Games and 25% music. It's also for family room use with much noise from adjacent kitchen. By no means is this a dedicated theatre, but I would like the "effect" of a theatre when we do get to enjoy a full length movie from time to time. The sound effect from the Bose Cinemate is good enough for movies, but I know I wouldn't like them for music.
I am a big Klipsch fan having owned Klipsch for decades. However, the price adds up fast for a 5:1 I like the Klipsch for music listening. The 25% music is for ME as I would rather listen to good audio for music, but I'm resigned to settling for far less.
I was directed to Jamo by a Klipsch rep as a possible solution to budget restraint.
I put together a 5:1 Jamo speaker system for about $1000. Any thoughts? I've never heard a note out of a Jamo speaker.
I am very familiar with the Polk set ups having followed insight from this forum 2 years ago, then watching the sales at frys and such for the bookshelfs and floor standing, etc. Per this thread, it appears that Polk is still the go-to system for those on a tight budget.
I am not familiar if Polk has in-ceiling speakers that match with their bookshelves, but I will research.
Anyway, I appreciate insight on Jamo or similar makes, models.