I splurged and upgraded to Paradigm stuff when I moved into my new house and I couldn't be happier with it. The room is about 14'w x 13'd.
Paradigm Monitor 9 v.5
Paradigm CC290 center
Paradigm ADP190 dipole surrounds (mounted on wall behind couch)
Velodyne CHT12 sub (hey, it does the job!)
Marantz SR5003 receiver
High tech super duper custom Wal-Mart/Home Depot back light (Best $15 I spent on my setup!)
Yes, the wires are a mess. I'm working on it! And yes I know I need a bigger TV.
I can spend up from $3000 to $6500 (prefer the lower end of course)
So far in my research I found: Dali Helicon 800 $6500 (pair) Klipsch Reference Series RF-83 $2498 each Anthony Gallo Acoustics Nucleus Reference 3.1 $2,995 (pair) Legacy Audio Classic HD $3990 to $4400 (pair) Earthquake Platine Noiree 7.1 $2697 (pair) Martin Logan Vintage $4995 (pair)
I do not know much about speakers - all I know is I want a really nice sound. I want a powerful speaker system. I have 18ft ceilings. Large home. I walk around alot so the sound needs to be spread out. I like base - I assume I need a subwoofer. My receiver is the Elite Pioneer SC-07. I will play music (mostly jazz, christian, R&B) and use it for my theatre room that has a TV Pioneer Elite 141. I am deferring to you experts out there. Can someone please help me? Do you know which of these speakers are the better quality ones for my situation. Are the speakers listed above good speakers? are there any gotchas? Any speakers you recommend? Do you know anything about the customer service or reputation of the manufacturer? Best places to buy speakers? I've looked on the internet and I keep coming up with old information (back in 2006, etc). Do recommend any additional accessories for my system - i.e. subwoofers.
MY setup is currently in the works, but i figured i would post some pics anyway.
-Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grands (rosewood)
-Vienna Acoustic Maestro center channel (rosewood) coming soon...
-Vienna Acoustic Haydn's (rosewood) coming soon for surround duty...
-Currently useing dual insignia bookshelves run in parallel on their sides as my cc hahah i know pathetic but does the job for now.
-Klipsch RW-12d sub
Nothing fancy, just a couple Monitor 60s and a CS2 center channel. Sounds very nice at the price though! I used to have satellite speakers, I can't believe how much sound you miss out on when you're not running floor speakers.
Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.