I'm a noob seeking some help -
I live overseas, where taxes and shipping at least double speaker costs, few speakers available for serious demo'ing, and there is hardly any returns allowed. the best i can do is get answers from esteemed forum members!
And so, I've married an architect. My dear beloved wife is not a fan of electronics, and is not wild about me buying big speakers. No good deed goes unpunished...
We have a large living room - 16X16ft, 8.2 ceiling. One side of the living room is all glass. the other is open to our dining room (one big space). The speakers will be placed 8 ft apart, on top of a credenza (at listening height). We have a sonos 120 amp which we love very much and wish to keep. We use the system for music only (of all types and genres). We don't listen at high volumes - low to medium only.
I am considering a setup of either a pair of small bookshelves plus cheap sub, or bigger bookshelves (such as ascend 340's). Total price should be around 500$.
what speakers would you recommend? Which (cheap) sub do you recommend? would small omni speakers be better for this room?
Any input will be appreciated!