I was looking to get recommendations for budget speakers that would pair well with the Sony STR-DN1040 that are good for an apartment.
For anyone who is not familiar with the Sony STR-DN1040
, the power is rated at 165W x 7 @ 8 ohms 1kHz 0.9% THD 1ch. driven. I notice that this is at 1kHz so I am unsure what that translates to in normal applications.
The room isn't that large, relatively small apartment which currently is using this layout of furniture. I'm willing to make adjustments if people think I can gain anything from making some adjustments. The TV is a 50" Panasonic Plasma TV, it's on the older side but it still works well. I would say the couch to the TV is about 10'–12' .
Currently, I have been looking at the Energy Take Classic 5.1
system which would come to $349.99.
With this all said, I have the following questions I hope you all would be willing to help with:
- What speakers around the $350 price point would you recommend?
- What gauge speaker wire would you recommend?
- Are banana plugs worth the additional expense?
- Are there any adjustments you would recommend related to room layout / furniture layout that would increase the home theater experience?
Thank you all for your time and assistance.