Edit: Budget has been increased (going with Sierra Towers), please see post #11
Hi, I recently just purchased an Epson 5030 UB projector and decided it's time to upgrade the audio system too.
I was hoping I could get some recommendations for the full system - Thanks!
Some Information, and system requirements are as follows:
Dimensions: 10 feet x 11 Feet
Volume: 1000 Cubic feet
Distance to screen: 11 feet
Screen Size: 100 inch diagonal (16:9)
All four walls are cement with drywall, therefore in-wall speakers are not possible
Floor is ceramic tile, but I will be putting down an area rug.
The couch is right against the rear wall therefore I have to go with a 5.1 system since there is no room for rear speakers.
Also due to the small room size, I don't want to get a system that's overkill. Instead, a set of excellent speakers matched to the room size.
Since the room is very small, is there any benefit to a 5.2 system, or would a single subwoofer be sufficient?
I am ok with using tower speakers or bookshelf speakers. Due to room limitations I won't be able to move them away from the wall more then a few inches though.
Needs 3-4 HDMI inputs
Budget for speakers and receiver: Around 2000-2500
Due the the small room size and the viewing position, I was wondering if it's worth looking into sound absorbers or bass traps to help with sound quality. I won't be able to cover the rear wall with sound absorbers though. Is there anything I should consider to improve the room dynamics?
I was wondering if it's feasible for me to calibrate the audio levels myself, and how I would go about customizing my systems EQ in order to match the rooms acoustics. Is this something that I could easily do myself or should I pay to have it done.
I do not have a brand preference.
Lastly, does anyone have any Blu-Ray player recommendations? Budget is a maximum of 500.
My current blu-ray player is a Denon dbp 1610 so I may not need to upgrade.
I'll be updating the thread as I do more research.
Please note: I am ok with replacing all of it for a better system.
My current speakers are:
Definitive pro Centre 1000
PSB Alpha Sub Zero i
PSB The Amazing alpha Left and Right
Audio source LS eleven Surrounds