I've been lurking here for a while, trying to digest all of the info on lower budget and bang-for-the-buck setups. Before I pull the trigger on the below L/R/Center speakers, I'd like to see if anyone here has an alternate setup I should consider given the spec's below.
Goal: bang-for-the buck 3.1 system, minimizing impact on the wallet while providing an improved movie watching experience (note: we currently do not have a speaker setup, just use the TV speakers, yes I know just about anything will be a step up!). A 5.1 system is not really possible at this time.
Room: L-shaped basement with the TV area being 11 x 14, TV will be along the 14' wall so listeners are ~10 feet away. (Other leg of the room is 12x26).
Media: TV/Movies 95%, games 5%.
From posts here, it seems folks are generally happy with Polks. And given their current price @ newegg, they seem to fit the goal quite nicely.
Polk Monitor 40s (for L/R) and CS1 Center for just under $200 total.
So the question is what other front speaker setup should I be considering for roughly the same price range?
(I have not decided on the receiver/amp and sub yet).