Book shelf and center speakers advice, coming from Paradigm
I'm putting in a budget theater system in what used to be a dining room. The room is small, only 11ftx14ft. The screen will be perpendicular to the small side of the room. I'm making built-ins to house the equipment The built-ins surround a large picture window that is roughly 8ft wide. Black out curtains will come down out of the top of the built-ins as well as a screen that covers the entire window. Attached is an image of the work in progress.
I've been set on doing in-wall speakers and making a bench across the bottom of the window to house them, but more recently I think I like the idea of bookshelf speakers with a center channel more due to upgradability in the future. Last time I made a system I went with Paradigm Atoms V3 and their lower end floor standing speakers and I loved the results. I'm actually still enjoying them at my second house.
I went to Paradigm's website and noticed Atoms now cost ~$200 each. I've been out of the scene for a long time, so I don't know if they are still the bargain they once were. I would be perfectly happy if I could be about on par with my previous Atom V3 sound system, but the lower the price the better. Suggestions for both book shelf and a center channel would be much appreciated.