Hi all. We've moving into a new condo unit and am planning to set up a new 5.1 system. (had a really cheap sony HTIB before)
Decided to get Denon AVR-1713 and am wondering what your recommendations for speakers are. I've looked at Energy, Polks, Paradigm, and there are still so many other brands. We need to decide on the speaker within the next couple days so we can have it ready when the wiring guy arrives later this week to hide all our cables in walls/under floors, which is why I've turned to you guys for help in narrowing down the choices so we can make the decision quickly.
Usage and source:
Gaming and blu-ray movies from PS3, connected through optical (70%)
Cable from digital cable box through HDMI (10%)
Misc. content from the tv (low def stuff), connected through HDMI (10%)
Music via Airplay or USB (10%)
Here's our living room layout: (have a combined living/dining)
We prefer to spend under $1000 for the speakers but the budget can be adjusted up. Also, we have no wall or shelf behind or beside the couch so the rear surround speaker would probably have to be floorstand?
Thanks in advance for help.