Since you are in Canada, it seems pretty much like a no-brainer to go with PSB speakers. They are not only some of the best speakers you can get, but the company is in Canada and any service or warranty work in years to come will be done in Canada at their main facility. Use the dealer locator on their website to find your local dealers.
For the front, get the Image T6 speakers, which are wonderful speakers, and for the center the Image C4. The other two should be the Image B5 speakers. That will give you an excellent system for $2000. If for some reason you do not want floorstanding speakers for the fronts, the Image B6 speakers could be used instead of the T6 (and total cost would be about $1500).
The list price on these would be just over $2000 (or $1500) in the US, but I understand that many Canadian PSB dealers will discount them somewhat.
For a receiver, Best Buy Canada has the Harman-Kardon AVR3600 for $1100 and the Denon AVR-2112CI for $750, both of which are excellent. You can't go wrong with either one of those.
Best Buy Canada also has Klipsch subwoofers and other brands available. The subwoofer forum here can be helpful in selecting what you need.
I would advise you to go ahead and get the PSB speakers and the receiver and shop around a bit and do some research on the subwoofer; you can take your time on that. The Image T6 speakers have quite a lot of bass, and you may decide you don't even need a subwoofer in a room that size.
If you go with the B6 speakers instead of the T6, you will definitely want a subwoofer, but you will also be spending about $500 less on the PSB speaker system and can put that towards the sub.
Either way, this should fit your budget and give you an excellent system.
Originally Posted by Scottyp3
So i have been considering making the jump to the home theater world and i need some help.
There is SOOOOO many brands its mind boggling and all the local audio stores are ridiculously overprice compared to online companies.
HT use will be 100% Movie and Television.
Budget is 3k-4k but that must also include a receiver.
For subs im pretty much set on either a SVS Plus or NSD
I do live in Canada so not all the online retailers will work from the stats (Big shipping charges)
I was almost set on the EMP tek speakers but i just cant handle the 500$ shipping cost.
Is there any recommendations out there for a system?
Room dimensions 11 x 16. Couch against wall with approximately 9 feet to television.