Originally Posted by bepperb
First suggestion is to train your child to sleep through anything and get back into those action movies.
LOL! Will get cracking on that right away
My advice would be to find a way to fit some bookshelf speakers into the mix (maybe look for front ported ones that you can get pretty snug to the wall) and you can always add a center later if you think you need it, and even surrounds if you move downstairs. There aren't many bookshelf speakers that don't have a matching center anymore.
Finishing up my basement with 5.1 but I'll be keeping a set of Paradigm bookshelfs upstairs for movies but also for ambient music. Music sounds horrible on HTIB (or even worse TV) sized speakers.
I should've provided some context here. I currently have a good 7.1 setup in the apartment with two floor standing fronts, a center, 5" bookshelves for surround, 12" SW and a Yamaha receiver. All that with enhancements will go to the basement - probably add a better receiver or dedicated amp for fronts and an extra sub.
For the LR, the space is controlled by aesthetics. I have to do best in the provided space. The LCD TV is going to be a corner wall mount and with a small component stand. This is the chosen component stand:
I am thinking, I can fit two sound-bar or center type speakers (but not powered) vertically on sides of the stand, place a 6-8" SW in the bottom shelf and if need be add a center on top of the stand (same as the fronts). Was looking at Yamaha NS-C310 to be used as fronts. These will be driven by a Yamaha RX-671.
Thoughts?Edited by sjavs - 1/22/13 at 3:47pm