Reposting with a much clearer idea of what I want:
Looking for a 5.0 setup for 70% movies, 30% classical, opera, jazz music
6.5 ft ceilings, carpeted
Budget is $2500.
Can't do auditions due to work hours not aligning with when stores are open, so kind of have to go with reviews.
Prefer to spend more money on front, since a lot of music listening will be done from the desk (movies watched from couch).
I will be purchasing a denon 1713 and hsu vtf-15h outside of the $2.5k budget.
Need the front speakers to look like towers, wife's orders. bookshelves with matching boxy stands that make them look like towers are fine (like sierra 1s + tp-24 stands)
Getting so confused between all the different brands and models
- Deftechs - Read these aren't so great for music
- MA RX - ?
- kef q900/600/100 - ?
- paradigm mon 9 , maybe mon 7 - ?
- swan t200 - ?
- ascend sierra-1s - ?
- songtowers - without ribbon upgrade?
- philharmonic - ?
- nht classic 4 - ?
- jbl studio - ?
- klipsh rf-82 ii - ?
- focal chorus - ?
Any more suggestions, or opinions on which of these?