I want opinions! I'm in the process of completing renovation #2 on my home theater, adding a rear platform for elevated seating, an in-wall component rack and new thick carpeting. Current system is 7.2 Yamaha HTR-5060 with 120 W/channel, Fronts are brand new Martin Logan Motion 12's (love 'em), Sub is Onix Rocket ELT-1 SW-10 10" sub, KLH Presence and Bose Acoustimass 15 and double cube for the 4 surrounds with Bose VCS-10 center. I've decided it's time to trade off the entire Bose portion of the system (because I can recoup $500 on Craigslist for it), and put in new "real" bookshelf and/or floor standing surrounds and new center speaker. I would like to keep it all around $250 if possible for a new center, new L+R Surrounds and new L+R Rear Surrounds. I'm interested in the most bang for the buck. Wondering if floor standing surrounds are necessary. Here is what I'm thinking so far based on lots of reading...
1. Martin Logan MLT-2 5.1 HTB system (includeds subwoofer - replaces Acoustimass unit, for 2 subs) $250 NewEgg (TIED for least expensive option, all bookshelfs)
2. Pioneer SP-C22 center, with 4 SP-BS-22-LR surrounds, around $250 from parts-express, others (no 2nd sub, all bookshelfs)
3. Pioneer SP-C22 center, with 2 SP-FS-22-LR for surrounds, 2 SP-BS-22-LR for rear surrounds, ~$405 from parts-express, others. (most expensive / no 2nd sub / 2 floor standing)
4. Lower down on the "I'm impressed with the sound" list: Fluance AVHTB 5.1 with 2 floor standing, 2 bookshelf for $250 (TIED for least expensive option, 2 floor standing / no 2nd sub)
5. (as above) Monoprice 9774 (clones of Energy Take Classic 5.1's??) 5.1 with 4 bookshelf and 1 sub for $279 (all bookshelfs)
I see a lot of bookshelf and floorstanding speaker deals out there - but wonder if any other combo can beat the above choices for sound quality vs. cost.
Appreciate any insight / thoughts / advice!!!
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