I'm about to pull the trigger on a surround sound setup, but I need to choose a subwoofer and receiver first. Here is what I have so far:
Edit: This is what we came up with. It has been purchased!
2 x Energy RC-10 Bookshelf Speakers
($300 for the pair, Vanns via Amazon)
1 x Energy RC-LCR Centre Speaker
($350, Vanns via Amazon)
1 x Denon AVR-1612 A/V Receiver
($300, ABT Electronics via Amazon)
1 x HSU VTF-1
($444, HSU Research direct)50' 16GA Wire
($8, Mediabridge via Amazon)15' Subwoofer Cable
($10, Mediabridge via Amazon)15' HDMI Cable
($14, Mediabridge via Amazon)
Total: 1426 USD
, give or take for PU fees and conversion rates.
I will upgrade to a 5.1 system later (with 1 Energy RC-LCR and another pair or Energy RC-10s).
I've selected the RC-10s since they have been recommended on these forums many times. The centre speaker, therefore, also seemed like a good choice. Also, the series seems to be on a sort of clearance sale. Let me know if I'm making a mistake...
For the receiver, I will be outputting sound from my PC via HDMI (I can use other outputs if recommended), but I will not be using the receiver for any video processing whatsoever. I would say my usage is around 60% music (range of genres), 30% movies and TV, and 30% games.
As for the subwoofer, I would like something comparable to the quality of the RC-10s. I listen to some electronic music so bass is a must.
Thanks for reading. I'm not experience with audio hardware so any help is appreciated! Don't be afraid to let me know if I'm doing something stupid.