I was hoping to get some advice on some speakers for a 5.1 setup on a Denon 1913.
(Since I am only looking to do a 5.1 setup I was going to get the 1713 due to the better Audyssey. However, there is a deal on the 1913 right now for $279 w/ free shipping. It was too good and I bit, so this is what I have.)
I am aiming to get a high-end budget setup (if that makes sense). I have a smaller living room and live in an apartment. This will probably not change for a few years yet. I am primarily concerned with getting a nice quality sound at a decible level that will not disturb the upstairs/downstairs neighbors. With that said, I would still like them to have some "breathing room" for when I do get my own place or when the neighbors are away so I can have a little fun. The main use would be to watch movies on DVD/Blu-Ray, but I also will use it for video games and music listening as well. My accompanying devices are: Pioneer Kuro HDTV, PS3, Xbox 360, NAS (for streaming video/audio), occasionally connecting my computer to it.
My budget is around $600 for the speakers and sub for a 5.1 setup. But that is more of a flexible ballpark number. If I am getting quite a bit of value by spending a bit more I am willing to do so.
I have been looking around and I have seen quite a number of recommendations for this SP-PK52FS Andrew Jones designed Pioneer set:
That link sells the package for $550. I thought I might be able to get a better deal at Amazon, but they sell all the speakers individually, and when I added them all up it was actually a little more.
So I guess my questions are: Would you recommend this Pioneer 5.1 package too? Is $550 a good price or do you think I could find it cheaper elsewhere? Do you think a different set of speakers would suit be better? If so what?
I am still relatively new to this so any advice is welcome.