Long time lurker, occasional poster. We're currently renovating a space in our home that was originally built as more of a sun-room into a living space, which is where our HT will be. The dimensions of the entire room is 21'x21', but the HT setup will be in half of the space, so let's call it 21'x10.5'. There is a 12'-15' (I'm not exactly sure) vaulted ceiling, which only exists on this side of the room, the other half of the room is a normal ceiling, average height.
A 60" Sharp LED will be placed in the exact center (horizontally) of the short wall, elevated to about 6'. I'm an entry level kind of guy everywhere else (but very happy with that). The system will be powered by a Denon AVR 1613
, which is a 5.1 system. Where the HT is now, I'm currently using an Insignia satellite speaker kit with a 10" sub. The speakers are pretty puny, but they work for me. The sub is actually surprisingly nice.
With this renovation we've decided, for better or worse that we're going to go with in-wall speakers, as opposed to re-mounting the existing speakers in the new space. I've got to be pretty budget conscious here (~$50 a speaker), and after looking around I've found that Micca has speakers that fit my criteria, and I can hardly find a bad thing that anyone's said about them for the price. Here are the options available (which will lead to my question):M-CS 5.25-Inch 2-Way MTM
FR: 60Hz-22kHz +/-3dBM-6S 6.5-Inch 2-Way
FR: 60Hz-22kHz +/-3dBM-8S 8-Inch 2-Way
FR: 40Hz-22kHz +/-3dB
Assuming that I'm using my existing sub and setting the crossover at 80Hz (a number that I've picked up on from other threads, but this too could be wrong), and using the 5.25 as the center - what should I use for the fronts and surrounds? I've seen some varying opinions around here and other places, but am I crazy in thinking that I should use the 6.5s for the fronts, and the 8s for the surrounds? Should this be the other way around? Or should I use all 8s or all 6.5s?
I hope I've provided enough details for some help, but I'd be happy to provide more if needed. Thank you!
PS. If you know of any other speakers that would fit my budget, please let me know.