I'm going to be putting together my first surround sound system in the new 16 x 16 den that I'm almost finished building. I haven't decided on the TV yet but it will most likely be a 55 inch LCD since it's a bright room. First I decided on the Energy Take 5.1 speakers but since the Onkyo 515 was recommended to me and it's 7.2, I'm thinking of a 7.1 system. I say the Monoprice 5.1 speakers and now I want to use them. I have a few ideas all using the Monoprice 5.1's
Right now I don't have anything, even the room isn't finished. From what I've been able to read, the Monprice and Energy speakers are the same with different name plates. I like the idea of using the larger Monoprice bookshelfs with the 5.1 system, and I also like the idea of getting two Mono 5.1's and having two subs. Mono offers 30 day so question returns so I figure I don't have too much to lose.