Originally Posted by tatmmrkrive
3000$ is about what I want to initially invest in a system.
Yeah I want opinions. I was just suggested that and wanted to know what some people who really knew audio thought...
I haven't gotten anything yet. I don't have any descent audio stores around me and I don't want to buy something off the internet without knowing if its any good...
The Pioneer speakers are fairly good, but for a $3000 system there are better choices.
First of all, I would start with a NAD T758 receiver. That is a MUCH better receiver that can drive speakers with lower distortion than ANY Pioneer or Yamaha receiver, no matter what its phony power ratings might indicate. You can get one for $999. It will sound much better and drive a wider choice of speakers with better sound quality.
Than I would look at speakers from PSB, KEF, or Monitor Audio. A pair of PSB Image T5 speakers, plus a C4 center speaker and a pair of B5 speakers will cost well under $2000 from Saturday Audio. Those are 100% better than the Pioneer speakers (which are pretty decent for their low price).
Floor speakers are only required for the front two; the rest do not need the power capability or bass extension, and you are wasting money on more than two.
A Sony rep I talked to at Best Buy a few months back told me 4K is dead on arrival, as Sony is lukewarm in its commitment at the production end, and all the other media producers are totally uninterested in it.
There just isn't going to be much if any 4K media to view, so save your money; that was his message.
He talked me out of buying a 4K set, and I saved a bunch of money on a 60" Sony as a result.