So, I have an 18wx24dx8.5h room for HT. My 54" plasma is on one of the 18W walls. Sofa is about 12' away facing the TV.
I just ordered a Denon AVR-2312CI. I have Boston Acoustic CS 226 floor-standing fronts, a CS 225C center. I also have a 12" side firing infinity sub.
Now I'm looking for sides and rears. I'm limited to white speakers in order not to offend She Who Must Always Be Obeyed, and thus maintain an acceptable WAF index). I want to mount the sides on the walls near the ceiling, or on the ceiling.
By budget for these 4 speakers is $600, but if I can get good results for less, I would be happy.
We most watch 2.0 TV, occasionally 5.1 TV and the occasional 5.1 movie. I'm hoping the magic of the 2312CI will "expand" our sound for a more fun experience.
So far I'm down to BA Bravo 20's, assuming they will match best with my CS 226s, but the Bravo 20's are at the high end of my price range.
I've also look at Orbs, and at ~$120/ea look to be a good deal. I haven't heard them and I don't know how well they match up with my other equipment.
Polk makes the OWM5 and OWM3. I was thinking OWM5 for rears and OWM3 for sides (or the reverse depending on advice received here). Again, not sure if these will match up with what I have.
NHT makes the Absolute Wall Speaker and others int he line that might work, but are also at the higher end of my budget.
PSB Alpha LR1s may also come in white. I don't know much about this brand.
Canton may also have something in white. I also don't much about this brand.
Any other ideas?
Yamaha RX-A820 | Panasonic TC-P54S2 | Def Tech BP8B Fronts
Def Tech CLR2002 Center | Def Tech BP2X sides | NHT SuperZero Heights
Streamer: Zotac ZBox ID41 (OpenELEC) | Linux media server (XBMC DB and Plex MS)
Computer area: MartinLogan Motion LX16's | NAD D3020 | DefTech ProSub 60