Please help! I am in the process of choosing equipment for a home theater/entertainment area. It will be used for 80 percent movies, 20 percent music. I am not an audiophile but would like the system to sound good. The room is 17x45x13. The couch is about 14 feet from the tv which is mounted over a fireplace. My budget is $6000-$10000. I was considering def tech mythos 10 for lcr, gem xl x4 for surrounds, 2 Hsu VTF-15h subwoofers, and denon 4311 receiver. I have grown skeptical of the on walls but I am limited with center channel options due to the tv mounting. Please give any ideas as to what you would suggest. I am open to on walls and floor standing, although my wife would prefer on walls. Thanks
I admit I'm a bit of a fanboy of late: but given the architectural constraints (your need to go on-wall for your center) and your desire for high fedility (which shies away from on-wall fronts) and the fact that you've not indicated if your surrounds need to be on-wall.
I'm gonna recommend Salk SongTower RT's ($2600) for L/R, a custom designed matching center channel ($1300?) and then your surrounds will depend on what form-factor they need to be.
I like your subwoofer choice.
The mirage OMD-5 surrounds are neatly mounted in the pic near the bottom of this page
Since the Salk Song Towers fit well inside your budget what else is there to say? They are an excellent speaker - and a work of art as well. If you don't like them you can send them back for a refund. Not many send them back.
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