I'm having my home wired for 5 in-ceiling speakers in a 15x13x9 living room that opens up to a kitchen & dining room. I've also wired for a subwoofer in the back right corner of the room. Everything will be wired to a media closet and I'll have IR remote control. TV will be wall mounted and connected to the media closet via 50 ft HDMI. Wood floors, but I'll have a 12x9 area rug, furniture, and curtains to help with reflection. This is my 5.1 plan at this point:
(3) Triad In-Ceiling Bronze/8 LCR (4 ohm)
(2) Triad In-Wall Bronze/4 Surrounds (4 ohm, will be installed in-ceiling)
(1) Outlaw LFM-1 EX sub
(1) Emotiva UPA-500 (Triads are 4 ohm, XPA-5 seems like it may be overkill)
(1) AVR: Denon 3311, Marantz SR7005, or Yamaha RX-A1010 Aventage (TBD
, needs pre-amp out)
Even though this setup will include all in-ceiling speakers, will this be decent for movies/music?
I don't need a top of the line AVR, but it seems most with pre-amp outs cost a little more. I'd like to have at least 4 HDMI hookups, networking, and a front USB. Thoughts/suggestions?
Any feedback -- good, bad, or otherwise -- is welcome. Cheers.