Originally Posted by Genomecop
1) Your budget. Um, 1000 or so for a pair of surrounds and a center and? I don't have to go to BBuy but it's in the hood and I have cash on hand. ...
This part is confusing. First you have a 1000, but a thousand what? Acorns? Dollars? Yen? Pounds? Euros? I think we can assume Dollars, but we don't know for sure unless you tell us.
Next ... a pair of Surrounds and a Center.
.., so you need a pair of SIDE
speakers and a Center? What are your Front Speakers?
If you want to change you system, the Front and Center
are the place to start.
At US$1000 for Front and Center, I would say about $700/pr
for the Front and about $300 each for the Center speaker.
Are you planning to place the Front Speakers on the TV Cabinet? How are you going to place the Center without blocking part of the Screen?
The simplest thing to do is get a box or a shelf to raise the TV Up so you can slide the Center under it.
Placing the Front Speakers on floorstands would be the best first choice, but short of that, so short stands to raise the speakers up off the TV Stand top.
For the cabinet top stand, something like this would do -
For bookshelf floorstands, there are many to choose from. I would suggest they be about 24" to 28" as that seems very common.
Tough dozens of other to choose from.
Given the room, and assuming Front and Center, your budget pretty much dictates Bookshelf speakers in Front.
I would expect very good results from this, and it should keep you well under budget -
Klipsch RP-160 Reference Premier 6.5" speakers - $440/pair -
Klipsch RP-250C 2x5.25" Center Speaker - $296 each -
I don't see how you can keep the existing Sound Bar, and add a Center speaker and Surrounds to it. So again, I'm confused about exactly what you want for speakers. I think others are also assuming and recommending Front and Center,
so if you could clear that up for us, that would be helpful.
I think the Right choice is Front/Center/Sub, though your budget is a bit lean for that. Then if you want actuall Surround Sound, leave the Surround speakers for later.
Klipsch Reference Premier Bi/Di-Pole 2x4" Surround Speaker - $290 each -
is just one example. There are many others in the same price range to choose from.
Again, I'm confused by the request for ....a pair of Surrounds and a Center.... I
'm not sure how that makes sense? But then ... that's just me.