So first off, I'd like to say thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out.
The background: I live on the second floor of a two floor house turned apartment. The room I want the speakers in is no more than 12x11 and I'd be sitting about 6-7 feet away from the speakers. I've had some moderately audiophile quality headphones for ages now (ath-a900 -> hd650 + amp/dac setup) but I'd like a speaker set up.
I want to start off simple (and cheap, potentially the whole set up for $700): A pair of speakers, sub, and receiver. From what I've been reading the paradigm atom v6s seem like a great idea at $250 a pair. I would go for the v7's but they are $400 a pair and I haven't found a store that sells them close by.
What receiver and sub do you guys recommend? I've looked at some Pioneer and yamaha receivers but I'm not sure what I need to look for.
Perhaps sometime in the future I'll upgrade the system to 5.1, but nothing more than that.