im completely novice when it comes to this. the only audio system i purchased was over 10 years a 2.1 klipsch computer speakers. I want a well rounded system, i will listen to music often,(some days 50cent others bach and on sunday its acdc) i will play video games on ps4, watch sports, tv shows and movies. I wanted to start out on as small a budget as possible without having to upgrade later. im thinking just start out with a pair of bookshelf speakers under $1k, and whatever receiver i need to power those speakers, and a sub and the surrounds in the future. i need advice on what AVR to get. i would like a well built receiver to put out quality sound. im flexible on the price if it could be had for 500 thats great, but if i would need to spend a grand on it i will. im open to all suggestions, i was thinking to go with tower speakers before but with the dimensions of my tv area im thinking some quality bookshelf speakers will be fine, if im wrong or anyone has any suggestions please chime in.
i was thinking about going with focal chorus 800 series speakers. here is the floorplan of my home. please give me your ideas and advice thanks.
Then sub(s) look at SVS, PSA, Rythmik, HSU, and a few others I'm forgetting.
Also those are just options since you mentioned Focal. Ascend, EmpTek, Klipsch, HTD, and some others are also good. It's personal preference between most of them.
I planned on running both wires along the right side wall, and then once to the closet up to the ceiling and over to the pantry via that route, im weary of running the speaker wire under the high traffic area under the carpet.
Spend as much as possible on a sub or subs. That has the greatest "impact" on your home theater. Pun intended.
Klipsch RF-62II, RC-500, RS-400, SVS PC12+,
Def Tech SC8000
Harman Kardon AVR 1600
PS3, Apple TV, Sharp 70" Qattron