I am upgrading from a Panny SC-PT760 HTIB. My room is just a bit over 11X17, with an 8 foot high ceiling. Below are a couple layouts we might use. I apologize for the primitive graphics.
I will be using it for some movie watching (more DVD than Blu-Ray), TV (Dishnetwork HD) and some listening to music off iPods, CD's and FM. My TV will be most likely a 46" Sony or LG. (We are going through a major upgrade on our home theater).
At the left side and the bottom left, there are windows. On the right side on the top is the doorway to a hall and on the bottom right is about a 3X5 foyer leading to the front door.
Speaker set ups I have been considering include:
the Jamo S406 http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...06-hcs-1-black
With one of the following subs: Dayton Sub-120, BIC V1020 or a BIC V1220.http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...AT&srchCat=620
Another idea I was considering was the Klipsch Quintet with one of the above subs.http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...432&CatId=4596
I have also considered the Energy Take 5.1 or The Klipsch HD 500.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...theatersystems
I will probably be partnering them with an Onkyo 308 or 508, Denon 391 or a lower end Yamaha or Pioneer.
There seems to be a lot of positive vibes here for the Jamo and the Energy. As for the Klipsch, some years ago I had a KV-2 center channel with some DCM's front and rear and I enjoyed that, so I am open to Klipsch products. However, my wife plays bass in a symphony orchestra, so she may have a different view on Klipsch products.
Any input would be appreciated. I guess I am leaning mostly toward the Jamo with a sub, followed by the Energy, the HD 500 and the Quintet with a sub, in that order. I do realize that any of these systems would be a good step up for me so I am really trying to find the best system that fits my budget.
As I said, I would greatly appreciate any help here.
Thanks so much.