I've never been much into Audio/Video and now it's catching up with me. I have the pleasure of moving into a furnished apartment and soon and want to plan my Audio setup.
I'm going to have a TV, video gaming console (with XBMC on it, all media on a NAS) and a Blu-ray player. So I probably need an AVR.
The room looks like this:
(Metrics... So the Room would be 2077 x 1546 inches)
Blue is the sofa, rose some wall cupboards and green is a sideboard where the TV is sitting on.
There's also already two wall mounted front speakers, but they're probably rather cheap. But since the wiring and the drilled holes are already there, I should probably look for wall-mounted front speakers (all the wiring is hidden in the cupboards behind the wall).
I'll be watching movies and listen to music around 50/50. I listen to a wide range of music; Blues, DnB, Classical, whatever fits my mood. I don't think I have too much of an sophisticated hearing, so I can probably leave the high-end be. Also, there's neighbors upstairs (luckily, we Swiss build our walls pretty thick
So what I'm looking for is quality and decent and well-balanced sound. Meaning it doesn't have to be cheap, but also not over-sized (even if I sometimes do tend to just buy the bigger models 8[ )
So, 5.1 setup.
I'm really not sure what kind of speakers I need for this living room (it's also quit open, as you can see on the upper-right corner of the room). And since I'm not sure what speakers I need, I can also not decide on a sub (or AVR).
Would I need something like a Paradigm Millenia One? http://www.digitaltrends.com/speaker-system-reviews/paradigm-milleniaone-5-0-system-with-milleniasub-review/
Or will smaller also do just fine?
For the sub I read the Klipsch RW-12 is a favourite, but it seems discontinued?
As for the AVR... Probably depends on the speakers? Whether a Denon AVR-1713 is sufficient or if has to be bigger (AVR-3313)? Edit: Just saw the Denon AVR-X1000, looks interesting?
It seems all of the AVRs today have a remote app for android (big plus!) and one HDMI out should be enough for me.
Edit2: What I also forgot: I was thinking about a Sonos (plus Bridge), that I could carry around the rooms. Bedroom, kitchen, bath... Would you say that could be integrated easily or are there other options?
(If it seems like I haven't done any research... I sometimes like to create threads just to get my thinking going
) Anyway, any help would be appreciated!