I just moved into a new apartment and am looking for system recommendations. I will be primarily using this for movies and tv, and like punchy sound. At this point, I am not sure if I want the hassle of running rear speakers, but may want to at some point. My living room is about 14x14, mostly carpet.
I want to spend under 700 on the entire system including receiver - I am thinking about going with towers if they are aesthetically pleasing. Any recommendations for speakers and a receiver? I would like to get something I could potentially listen to in person at a local retailer and buy online - I live in San Jose CA, near a Best Buy and Fry's.