I'm new to the forum - but have been reading some of the threads and FAQs - which naturally leaves me a lot more informed and confused...
I had earlier purchased a sound bar with wireless subwoofer, but ended up returning it. Wife doesn't like too loud noise, especially when the sub-woofer was playing background music, making it difficult to hear dialogues unless volume was raised too high. I recently purchased our first receiver, Denon AVR-E400 7.1 Channel from Fry's (courtesy SD). These are still in return period, so if there is something else I should buy, I am all ears.
I have looked at Bose speakers. To my untrained ears, they seemed good while having a smaller footprint. But, then I read that, "Speaker size and performance are correlated pretty closely and those little Bose speakers will not fill a space that big. They are pretty but not that functional..", so Bose is out now.
We mainly watch movies/TV, with some music playback. We are not audiophiles, so cant tell much, but a sound like movie theaters will be good. I would like to be able to hear the dialogues clearly (with volume being not too loud), while having the surround sound effect. Budget is around 1000 -1500 (this is our first setup, can go a little bit higher too, if needed). Dont know if I am asking for too much
Family room is 16 x 16. Adjoining is kitchen (no partitioning between) that is 16 x 20.
Can the experts please help this noob find a decent first setup? Some recommendations from SD:
For a center, a PC351:
For a subwoofer, either this
(looks too expensive)
the mains and surrounds:
Will the center, subwoofer and mains & surrounds complete the setup or there is something else that I will need to buy..
Also,it will be great it the setup is easy
Thanks in advance for your help.