Speakers needed for a small basement theater area
Hello all, I posted a thread in the Home Theater section but was advised to piece it out into the specific areas so I am doing that here. I posted a complete theater build a few years back where I build Curt Campbell's Stentorians for my front L/R/C and then the Sten II's (4) for my surrounds and 2 big cabinet 12" subs. I have now sold that house and all the equipment with it. We've now moved to Ohio for a 2 year assignment and the rental house has a small (but usable) theater area in the basement.
I don't want to spend a ton on the system knowing that I'm going to be moving back to Alabama in 2 years and building a new home theater. So, with that being said, I need advice on a speaker system to use in this small area. My total budget is $3k- $3.5k. I have already ordered a Denon X3300 from Amazon on sale ($599) and I plan to buy the 65" Vizio M65-E0 from Sam's Club for ~$1000. I will also need a 4K/UHD player so I think that will be around $300-$400 so I am estimating that I have between $1500 and $1700 to spend. I would love to be able to use Dolby ATMOS but just don't think the space will be right for it or the budget.
As you can see, my seating area will be about 8' from the tv position. I'll plan to remove the L/R/C Bose speakers shown here and put the tv there. Whatever speakers I go with will go beside the tv (L/R) and hopefully under for the center. The ceiling height in this area is right at 8'. Also, as you'll notice, the sides on both the left and right are open so not sure how much sound quality I'll lose from that.
So, I am requesting advice on speakers in this price range that will fit this area and sound good. Need a 5.1 or 7.1 system with pretty good sub. As mentioned, I'd love to try ATMOS but not sure if my space or budget will allow it. Also, are there DIY options that are better than buying online or at Best Buy. The guys at Best Buy showed me a set of Definitive Technology Pro 1000's that sounded pretty good but I thought I could probably get advice here on a better set for the price. I've seen speakers from Emotive, RSL, Klipsch, etc.. recommended on here several times.
Any and all advice will be appreciated.