Ok, here's the high points:
16'x16' room w/ 18' vaulted ceilings. I'll be using the set-up for music 50% and movies/tv 50%. I am not an audiophile but I do like loud, clear, and intense sound.
Old Boston Acoustic bookshelf in 3.1 w/ BIC F-12. Running a Yamaha rx-v673. This set-up fills up the room pretty good but I'm definitely looking for more.
I'd like to stay around/under $300 if possible. I'd consider ~$400 for a really good deal.
The set-ups I've considered so far have been the Energy Take Classic 5.0 and Jamo s426 hcs3. Then I started hearing about the Jamo s606 and now I'm all confused (not that I can find them on sale anywhere anyway).
Thoughts? Opinions? Are floor speakers really that much better than bookshelf when paired w/ a decent sub? Any suggestions for other brands/set-ups that might work well for me?
Thanks in advance for your help!