Alright. Let me start off by saying that the room is definitely not the best for setting up a home theater. It's roughly 16ft x 11ft (TV on the long wall). On each end of the wall that the TV is on, there's a doorless entry (one to the kitchen, the other to a hallway). Back corner is the front door. Couch is directly against the back wall, centered with the TV, but slightly off center with the entire room.
Now, the equipment (don't laugh!)
- 58" PN58S1
- Onkyo SR-605 Receiver
- 2x tSc LCR2 Bookshelf Speakers (P5 Series)
- 1x tSc RC1 (Center)
- 2x terrible POS radioshack speakers for the rear. Good lord they are terrible...
- 10" 125w Dayton Sub
- PS3 (Bluray and gaming)
- HTPC (DVDs/Bluray via HDMI)
- HD DirecTV
Now, for my use, I watch a TON of movies and HD television, so I want to build a system with that in mind. My current system is just okay. The rears are terrible, but they produce at least some sound that grants me a bit of immersion. What I'm looking for is crisp audio, immersion, and punch (obviously).
I have a feeling I'm going to be piecing this together over the next 6 months, but I'd like to set a $1000 limit for now. My current bookshelves are stuck in the front stand, but I'd like to get the new speakers out in the open so they have more room.
I've been looking at some of the Ascend products, since I've heard good things about them.
I know it's generally frowned upon, but if best buy happens to carry any recommended speakers (even if it was only a part of the package), I'd be willing to go there. I've got $100 in gift cards as well as a credit card with them.
Thanks in advance!