I am looking to add some speakers to a 55" LG 5LV9500 in my bedroom (about 14'x14'). TV is on top of a dresser along with a DTV DVR. No room really to place any other components along with it. No blu-ray player currently, but may add one down the road. I have considered several options. At first, I was going to go with a soundbar, but I have since disregarded that option (unless you guys feel this would possibly be a better alternative). At the moment, I have been considering some active speakers such as Swans or M-Audios (others?). This has been my most desirable option since I really do not want to have a receiver. Second option would be some bookshelves with a receiver. How are these two options going to compare as far as sound quality and filling the room. Are active speakers such as the Swan M200MkII going to be at a huge disadvantage with them being near-field? Lastly, other option is some floor standing ones. Now one problem here is if the woofers are pretty much going to be shooting directly into my bed which is about 30" tall and about 5' from where the speakers will be placed. Will this be a problem as far as distorting the sound due to unwanted absorption? Stands would obviously be needed for active/passive bookshelves and I could simply raise them up high enough, but this is another added cost. I also plan to add a sub at some point, but reasonably priced suggestions are okay now. Finally, budget here is $300-400 (possibly more with a sub). In the end, I am not looking for anything crazy, just some decent sound to complement my TV. Thanks.
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10/19/11 at 8:03am