Originally Posted by jp86
The room is 14'x23' and will predominantly be used for movies/sporting events and occasional gaming (if I can play on a 106" screen without wanting to puke all over the place). Want a system that will have some good sound during action movies, etc. I had thought about starting at 5.1 (and haven't ruled it out), but think I will maybe at least get good 5.1 speakers and mediocre rear surround speakers that I can upgrade later on.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely be looking into this setup. The speaker mounts look great. My 2 rear speakers will be mounted from the ceiling about 5 ft behind the listener and aimed back down at the listener. Would those mounts work for that as well or does anyone know of a good ceiling mount for those two speakers?
For a room that size a Primus system might be a good fit. If you live near a Fry's, you can find the Primus P363 for fronts on sale fairly frequently for a bit over $100. Then a PC351 for a center and a pair of P163's for the rears. Even if you are not near a Fry's, Amazon and Crutchfield frequently put the P163 on sale for $86 (or less) and the PC351 and the P363 for $200.http://www.crutchfield.com/shopsearch/primus.htmlhttp://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=primus+speaker
Then a Powersound sub:http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x
If you live near a Fry's, you can get all the Primus speakers on sale for plus the sub from Powersound for less than $1300 before taxes. If you have to buy Primus speakers from Crutchfield or Amazon when they are on sale, this package would a bit less than $1600, maybe $1500 if you buy some open box units from Crutchfield.
This is just one idea and there are definitely others.
But I do think a system like this would fill your room pretty well.