I'm sure you're as tired of these threads as we get of the same repetition at my car forums.
I have searched quite a bit to learn about some decent speakers but honestly I'm a guy that would have bought Bose just a week ago so I apologize in advance for the pedantic questions.
I have an Onkyo TXNR809 7.2 Receiver.
I have an Epson 3010 projector.
Fixed 110" screen.
The room is the basement, which is rather long and open. The finished side is 15x28.
The part I will call the "rear" of my theater based on seating will be roughly 15 out, so 15x15 effective space though it is ALL open.
Based on my setup above (pricing being noted mainly) I am having trouble deciding which route to go.
I really do not care about looks or size in regards to the speakers, only quality, sound, and price.
So for that reason, I am looking at the Energy RC-Micro and the DefTech ProCinema 1000.
With adding one more sub, and one more set of satellites to get to 7.2, pricing will be double with the DefTech.
Which I don't mind, IF sound is double.
I of course am attracted to the smaller size and much lower price of the Energy (2 full sets including subs would be $798 with speakers left over for backup) but good sound within budget is of primary importance. I don't care that the DefTech are much larger, but are they much better?
If so then it's a no brainer for me, but if they were only...say 20% better by some random rating system then I would easily stay with the cheaper Energy.
Or if I should be looking in some other direction, maybe between the two prices to obtain better overall sound, then I welcome those opinions.