I am trying to figure out what to get for the family room set up. It will be used mostly for movies, however one side opens to the kitchen and I would like to be able to stream wireless music.
The room is about 20X19 and the seating distance would be about 15 feet.
Initially I though I would do a 5.1 system and bough the pioneer receiver from Costco as it was a good deal. However, recently I went to a store to listen to speakers and got introduces to the Yamaha YSP 2200 soundbar, which the guy personally owned the 3300 and said is very good, Initial demo and I also liked it, but don't know if it would be appropriate for my room. This interested me in soundbars and the minimalistic look that I can have, so I have looked into the high-end soundbars and the def tech also sounded good, but not as surround as the Yamaha YSP
I have been reading up on the Bose 1sr and its supposed to be good as well, but lack of Bluetooth and hdmi inputs is keeping me away from it.
Then I also hear things like for that price I will be better of going the even the 2.1 route.
I am kind of torn as to what I should do, I m no way an audiophile and the HTIB setup that I have I enjoy that very much which leads me to think that if the soundbar sounds close to that I should be good. I just don't know if in my room layout the YSP or any other sound bar will sound good and give me the 5.1 surround.
Has someone been on the same situation and what worked for you and what was your reasoning,