This forum has been a ton of help in helping to choose both my projector and AV receiver, so thanks for that. Now onto my dilemma.
I have $300 (tight budget I know
) to spend on setting up some speakers to hook up with my AV receiver. I have heard varying opinions on what to start out with, with this kind of budget. I was thinking of setting up a solid 2.1 system to begin with, then adding some more speakers to bring it up to 5.1 in a couple months time. At the same time, some people have suggested getting a lower end 5.1 system, then slowly upgrading the speakers as time goes on.
I am having my home theatre set up in a small room (10 feet by 12 feet), and will be watching mostly movies and playing video games with the system, while on the odd occasion having people over to watch sports. (NFL Sundays) The AV receiver for this system is a Onkyo NR515.
Given my budget, where would you recommend I begin in buying speakers? (Begin with 2.1, or just start with a lower end 5.1) What speakers would you suggest I purchase to will give me a solid core to build from?
I plan on building out this system over a 6 month period. If you have any recommendations/suggestions of how I go about building the system out over that period, that would be great as well.
As always, thanks again for taking the time to help me out. You folks are the best.
(**Edit: I don't mind buying used/refurbished either. Would actually prefer that if it means getting higher quality equipment that will last longer)