... and you had to purchase 5 speakers (going to be a 5.1 setup, but the sub isn't in the $5k budget), and your primary usage was for movies/games, with some sports/tv as well and then music as the last priority, what would you purchase?
Right now I am leaning towards purchasing a B&W setup - CM9's for front, CMC2 for center, and CM5 for surrounds.
I initially wanted to purchase the Klipsch RF7 II's, RC64 II, and RS62 II and went and demo'd it at someone's personal HT, and did enjoy it a lot although noticing the horn.
I then went and demo'd some more speakers at a store before I was to make my decision - B&W, Monitor, and Golden Ear (and the RF7's again at this store for comparison purposes).
After hearing those, I started to lean towards the B&W setup. While I wasn't too impressed with the Golden Ear or Monitor speakers (compared to the other 2), I overall liked the sound of the B&W better, and after listening to the RF7's for a while I was wondering if that horn would bother me after a 2 hour movie. I was starting to get that minor piercing feeling in my temple from the high-pitch horn in the Klipsch. In general I'm very sensitive to high pitched things. So putting all of that together, my current front runner is that B&W setup.
I am planning on possibly making the purchase this weekend since I have some time off of work and it is a long weekend. However before I make the plunge on a $5k purchase, I did want to hear some other opinions on speakers that others think could out-do my current front runner in the movie/gaming department. This does have to be something I can demo locally (I'm in the DMV area) since I'm not going to spend $5k without hearing them beforehand (duh!).
So does anyone else have any other suggestions that I should try to find and demo?
I also feel that I'm at the point that no matter what I do purchase, I'm going to be extremely happy with it. It's like trying to pick between 3-4 different hot chicks - either way you come out a winner!
I just hope I'm not overthinking my decision with all of this questioning!