I'm looking to upgrade my home theater speakers, the primary brand i'm familiar with is Polk. But it seems in the entire SF Bay Area, there are no local dealers. Well, Frys carrys exactly one decent one, but its the RTI 12, which is freaking huge and way overkill for my needs. I was hoping for the A7-based set. I've got a small-ish Living/Dining room (12' wide, 25' long but the primary seating is 13' back from the TV and I'll mount the surrounds just behind the couch there)
I've currently got wallmount Vienna Acoustic Weberns F/L/C, and Polk dipole surrounds so really not even remotely similar. They worked great for my prior room but they just don't work in this new location.
Do I just buy blind and hope (scary), or change brands to whatever Magnolia/BestBuy has in stock (mediocre Klipsch or DefTech) and get something that I can't easily listen to in the store? I'll get mid-price range speakers, ideally ~$500/each or so. I just bought a Marantz SR5008 so it'll only drive 100wpc (at 8 Ohms), so the A12 seems too much. (Plus I have a Hsu STF-2, so I can offload LFE to that).
Yes, I'm "that" Home Automation Guy.