I am a newb here, so be gentle.............
I would appreciate some recommendations on front speakers for a 5.1 system with the following stipulations:
Space 15 x 15 x 8 ft, carpeted, 3 sides enclosed ( 1 outside wall) with another 15 x 10 ft area behind space, linoleum ( part of kitchen)
Usage 75% TV/Movie 25% Music ( mostly XM, rock > pop > classical)
Current system Panasonic SA-HE100 receiver with ( don't laugh) Mitsubishi floorstanding speakers ( that came with a previous all-inclusive stereo set)....
Sound quality preference probably "warm/neutral" over " bright"
Getting a panasonic 50" plasma for TV
Currently have large entertainment component cabinet that takes up most of front wall space....will need to separate components to place new TV to near limits of wall dimension ( less than 6 inches on either side).........front speaker placement will need to be slightly in front of TV screen and close to components of entertainment center ( thus rear port speakers for bass may be compromised......)
Looking at Denon 2112 for receiver ( $400 refurb at AC4L)
Speakers I have researched......fall into 2 price ranges ~300/pr
Wharfedale Diamond 10.2 500/pr
Ascend CMT-340 SE 600/pr
Paradigm MiniMonitor v7 600/pr
Def Tech SM55 600/pr
KEF Q300 480/pr
( open box)
Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 350/pr
Ascend CBM-170 SE 300/pr
Energy RC-10 300/pr
Arx A1B 300/pr
AGAIN..........I am looking for help in getting front speakers for this system..........and I am coming from junk, speaker-wise.....I will probably NOT be able to demo anything in stores, as I am over 2 hours away from any metro areas............
Highly informed opinions welcome..............or any helpful comments