Hi AVS Forum experts and team -
I apologize if I may not be posting to the correct location or may not be framing my question properly however I figured I would poll the forum to get some feedback.
I am moving condos in Chicago due to a need for more space for kiddo #2
and I am moving into a brand new construction which happens to have the pre-wiring completed for in-ceiling speakers that I would like to take advantage of. This is primarily due to space, the wiring and overall convenience. The builders dropped off a quote for some communication company to come in and setup everything as well as purchase the speakers, amps, receiver, woofer etc which I am hesitant on as they quoted some speakers that were discontinued from Proficient when I did some research. I feel that I could do better.
I am coming from a Sony 5.1 speaker system and home entertainment system for my current home setup and had upgraded my receiver to a Yamaha RX-A720 to help handle my always increasing HDMI inputs from what seems everything now (like chromecast, TV, PS3, Wii, Boxee, etc).
I need 5 x speakers in the living room and 2 x in the bedroom and I am looking at perhaps from $75-$150 per speaker (if I have to go that high) for basic movie watching and music listening.
My questions are:
- Is there a decent brand that I should consider (Polk or Klipsch or some other brand) and any recommendations on model numbers?
ie - random find is: http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-RC8...speaker+-+SC60
- I tried to read up on the receiver and speaker performance, range compatibility but to be honest I am not sure if I fully grasp what I require (I just know that the range of the speakers was one element as well as the wattage)? Are there concerns of supportability?
- Do I need a separate Amp based on what I currently have with my receiver that has 2 x zone controls?
- My current sub-woofer (from the Sony home package system) had a digital audio output but it seems that some of the nice ones do not necessarily have them. How are they connected? Via line-in or some other methods?
I appreciate the help and feedback in advance as I know that it is time consuming to read through and reply as well.