Hi to all of you AVR experts out there !
I am from Montreal, Canada and about to buy the Pioneer Elite SC-57 for my home theater since I have heard so many good things about this AVR. At around 1,300$/1,400$, it looks like a very good deal for what it delivers and I am attracted by the new digital amp design that Pioneer has coined D3 since I never had another AVR before (with the A/B amp technology) so I have no comparison baseline !
As you can read above, I am NO EXPERT at audio/video and I am seeking UNBIASED advices on what type of speakers (7+1) I should buy to fit with the SC-57. It is not that I do not trust salesmen out there, I just want first to have unbiased opinions from passionate people on the subject !
Some of my details:
- I will mostly use the SC-57 to listen to movies (big Star Wars fan, Sci-Fi, etc...) and some music of course but the main purpose will be movies / TV.
- Home Theater room (using a BenQ projector 1980P) is in the finished basement where all walls are in concrete with styrofoam forms + ceiling is isolated with anti-sound material (very good isolation).
- Home Theater room dimensions are 12 feet large, 26 feet long and 8 feet height.
- My budget for 7+1 speakers is +/- 1,000$. I am starting from scratch and I have no preferences for a specific brand.
Thanks in advance for your support.
A newbie in regards to AVRs !