I just pulled the trigger on the Yamaha RX-V573 receiver and am looking for a good deal on a 5.1 System.
I have heard great reviews on the Energy Take 5.1 set, but then hear the not so great reviews, too.
I had a member of another forum suggest the Andrew Jones line from pioneer as a much better sounding set. Looking at the set on TigerDirect.com, it would be available to me for ~$375 shipped...or a touch less if I sub 2 bookshelf speakers for the tower speakers that are in the 5.1 set.
That would be the:
SP-FS52 Tower Speakers
SP-BS22 Bookshelf speakers
I will have to think on the FS52s, as I'm not sure I have the room for the tower speakers. I may go with 2 pairs of the bookshelf speakers.
While I AM a deal hunter, I would pay the additional ~$75 for a system that is better sounding over the Energy Takes.
I will be using this setup for watching movies and listening to music via HTPC. The room it will be in is rather large, but the HT is situated on one side that measures approx. 18'x18'.
I am a total n00b with home theater. I just came from having a Samsung HTIB that just gave up on me (Left channels cut out), and would like to get something with a much fuller sound that will last me for years.
Any thoughts on this setup?