My room is 15 x 14 ft TV is on the long wall. The couch is opposite the TV against the opposite wall.
Currently I have an Onkyo HT-R510 which was part of a 6.1 HTIB. I am running it 5.1 and I replaced the two Fronts with Floor standing Infiniti Primus 250s
It sounds better, but obviously its a mismatch and so now I want to design something that makes sense for the room.
I considered just buying the current primus center and surrounds and a new 10" sub, but for the money I think I can do better.
I was seriously considering the Aperion 5 series cinema setup, but do I really want to connect $2k worth of speakers to a receiver that was part of a $300 HTIB? I mean it seems silly, if the receiver is 50% of the setup and I at best plan to upgrade to a $1200 receiver in the future I can not see spending so much on speakers.
If I buy the Infiniti Primus center and surrounds ( which I assume will still match with my older Primus 250, thats about $450 or so and then maybe $300 on a sub so thats $750 total.
Could I do better spending $750 - $1000 on another brand matched set?
I really prefer to keep Floor standers at the front because I like the fuller sound, seems like book shelve speakers just do not do it for me.
I know I know what sounds good to me right, but I don't want to go check out 50 different brands not even knowing if any one of them is worth what I am paying and I don't want to buy speakers that are the equivalent of putting racing tires on a pinto.
Pleasr help a noob