I'm new here, hopefully this post is alright as a first time poster, but I've been scouring this forum and the web for info and advice regarding a home audio set up. Budget is about 1500-2000. Looking at fronts with either a center or sub. May hold off on both of those at the moment as well. But mid to long term plan is to build up to a 5.1 set up. I'd rather buy good speakers slowly than a bunch of "ok" speakers up front. I'm planning on going into a local shop today or tomorrow to listen to some speakers.
Use: ~50/50 home theater/music (various types), maybe a slight tip towards theater.
Driven by: Picked up a Denon 3312 AVR.
Room: Odd shaped and most likely poor acoustics. Front of the "room" is about 15 ft, back of the room is about 12 ft. The "room" is about 15 ft long/deep. One side has 90 degree wall, other side is at angle (so like a trapezoid). The "room" continues on for another ~25 feet into the kitchen. All open. Ceilings are a good ~16 feet throughout. It's overall a large space, but I'm really looking to set it up or maximize sound in the "room" rather than the whole space. I should also say that I'm using a projector and have plenty of space so I was considering another main as a center.
Budget: Like in title, around 1000-1500 dollars for a set of fronts. Bumping it up to 2K. My plan is to build up. So that amount could either include a front or sub or not at the moment. I was thinking one of those $300 on sale Klipsh subs from newegg. I'm open to new or used - you can get more speaker for your dollar buying used.
EDIT Speakers I'm considering: Wharfedale 10.7 or EVO 2 30's, Aperion Grands, Ascend Sierra Tower, Paradigm Studio 60's, B&W 683/4, CDM9MT. I'm also open to suggestions on something else.
Concerns: Driving the speakers, will the 809 or similar be enough? I've thought about bookshelves and a sub combo, but I've always like an impressive pair of floorstanders. Also as far as the center/sub, which to get first? I'm leaning towards the sub. I'm also thinking about a main as a center due to the lack of space restrictions.
Rather new to mid-fi/hi-fi, used to have a sony system for a while, with some sony+techniks speakers. I've been reading up on the technical stuff too (just cause that's the way I am) but feel like I've got a bit of a way to go with some of the higher knowledge stuff.
Thanks gals and gents.