Hey everyone, hoping for a little input here. Currently running a 42" Panasonic TC-P42ST30, Marantz NR1402 Receiver (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052T82H2/ref=wms_ohs_product
), and some cheap placeholder Monoprice satellites with a Martin Logan Dynamo 300 sub.
The living room in the new apartment is 11'-3" wide by 12'-3" deep, with a 10' wide wall mounted shelving system with TV wall mount. Picture is attached.
My question stems from needing to run all the speakers horizontally or finding some decent bookshelves under 10" tall. I don't really want vertical bookshelves sitting out in front of the shelves if I can help it. More likely my three year old is going to knock one down vs. a speaker tucked into the shelves. I will if that's what it comes down to, but I'd rather not.
The shelf in the center is only 8" deep. I ordered a Polk CS2 at $99 from Newegg a few days ago on a whim but I think I need to refuse delivery (11" deep without space behind for the port and I didn't know the depth of the shelf when I ordered). The bookshelves have 10" of height, 28" width, 12" deep.
I have a pair of Polk Monitor 30s I wanted to use as rears, with a CS2 and horizontal Monitor 40s in the front. As I do more research I'm finding that the horizontal bookshelves is a no-no, and I'm having trouble finding a center that is shallow enough, decent, and not super expensive. My budget for L/C/R speakers total is like $250. Hoping for a center around $100 and bookshelves around $150 or less (or three <$100 centers if that's an acceptable solution). I considered running three of these but I don't like the 80hz cap on the low frequencies. http://www.amazon.com/BIC-AMERICA-DV-52CLRB-Channel-DV52CLRB/dp/B00009WBYJ/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1357151742&sr=8-18&keywords=center+speaker
Don't hassle me for the price constraints please... it is what it is, I'm on a tight budget and I'm sure I should be able to make some kind of improvement over the $80 monoprice setup.
Thanks for the help!