I have a $2,000 budget to buy a 7.1 (or 7.2 if it fits within my budget) speaker system. The question I have is essentially should I spend $1,000 on a sub and $1,000 on the left, center, right and surrounds, or $500 on a sub and $1,500 on lcr and surrounds? For example, which of the following would be a better system for approximately $2,000:
Hsu Hybrid 15 7.1 package (1 VTF-15H sub, 6 HB-1 MK2 bookshelves, 1 HC-1 MK2 center)
A 7.1 system with a Rythmik LV12R sub and Emp Tek speakers (2 E55Ti towers, 1 E56Ci center, 4 E5Bi bookshelves)
Also, among the following speaker companies, which are better for a home theater:
For background, I have a 19' x 11' room with the screen on the 11' wall. I have vaulted ceilings with a high point of 12'. I will be using the room for movies, tv, sports and some gaming (no music).