Greetings to the most helpful forum on the internet!
I am moving out of my current home and into a smaller apartment with my girlfriend. I'm leaving behind a large living room with a nice 5.1 setup to the new owners...and moving into an apartment with shared walls, floors and ceilings with only my AVR and my TV. So, it's time to get new speakers!
Originally I was thinking 5.1, however due to a variety of issues I'm thinking 2.0 or 2.1 might be my best bet. For one, I don't want to wire in-wall or run wire along baseboards for surrounds. I also don't want to overly spend on 6 new speakers when 2 (or 3) may suffice.
So...I need a set of floorstanding ("cool-looking" - gf) front speakers, and some thoughts on whether a sub is necessary or not (and if so, a recommendation). Usage will be movies, tv, music, etc. Looking to spend a maximum of $200 per speaker, with the intent of them lasting for the next 10 years or so....
I also want to keep in mind the future. I will likely move to a larger place in the next year or so, at which point I'll (hopefully) go back to a 5.1 set up. So, whatever fronts I buy for now need to have timber-matching centers and surrounds available to purchase in the future. Also, the sub needs to keep me from getting kicked out of my apartment for now, but be able to shake my foundation in a year or two when I don't have to worry about neighbors.
Living in the US...shipping to GA if that helps. Thanks in advance for any thoughts / suggestions / recommendations!