Hey guys, I'm brand new to the forum but a major headphone audiophile who is looking to get into speaker setups for my new apartment. As with all forums, I'll expect the "there is a search function for a reason, use it" response, but I've scoured this forum as well as a few others to find an answer, and they all seem unhelpful.
I'm pretty much set on the Dayton Audio DTA-100a T-amp and the Polk Audio PSW10 for the amp and sub department of this setup, but the speakers have kinda puzzled me.
Basically, I'm looking for a bookshelf speaker ~$250 that is almost audiophile-level (I won't tarnish the name with speakers in that price range) that is also efficient enough to use 50> WPC for a small party setting (50 people max) for a little bit more than 200 square feet. The speaker's primary use would be for general listening, followed by small parties, and then plugging into a TV for movie nights.
The speakers I'm looking at are the Paradigm Atom v.6, Bic FH-65B, Klipsch WB-14, Polk RTi A1, Dayton Audio BR-1 (DIY), and Pioneer SP-BS41. I'd look at floorstanding ones, but the room that I'll generally be listening to them in is a bedroom/workspace and I don't think that would be the best idea.
So I guess the question is which one of these do you think would be most suited for my needs? Are there any other speakers that might fit the bill? Is it better to just get a PA mono speaker for the parties and get the hi-fi separately (provided it's within $100 of the range)?
Thanks for all the help in advance.