I'm brand new to the AV world, wholly uneducated, though I'm trying to take the plunge. I have about a ~$800 budget I want to spend for a living room setup, 14x12 room with hardwood floors, that will be used 90% for movies and games, 10% for music.
So far I'm leaning towards either the Energy Take Classic 5.1s, or the Energy Take Classic 5 Pack (5.0) with some sub, either way paired with a Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K receiver.
A few questions:
1) Which direction should I go, or a completely different one? Considering the constraint is staying under-budget.
2) If I went Option 2, what sub should I pair with the Takes?
3) Is this a good receiver?
4) Is this the wrong forum for receiver and sub advice?
5) If I wanted to, where would be the best place in this setup to pare down to save money?
Thanks in advance!
Newegg is offering the Take 5-Pack with the Yamaha RX-V365 Receiver for $300, which is a substantially cheaper receiver than the Pioneer. So there's another option.]