Originally Posted by BESLC
Welcome..you will find this is a great group.
I read your initial post and the various replies, you failed to mention a couple of things that may help finding the right setup.
First question would be your budget, the second ..are you looking at a 2 or 3 channel since music is your main listening..or are you looking at a 5.1 or greater?
My thoughts are, if music is your main focus and budget permits..you may have the ability to move into the VGT's and add to the system as funds permit. Also..I think you will find that the wife would be open to adding to a great setup versus one that may not be suited to your room or needs.
A good 2 or 3 channel setup will be suited to your music listening and really do a nice job with other content.
Again, a bit more information will be helpful in the group chiming in.
Yes! No doubt about it being a great group. I've been a lurker for a while and I've learned a great deal from many of the posts on this site.
My plan is to start with a 3.1 system(we're just moving up from a stereo only setup), as music is much more important and we're still remodeling, so there isn't much need or space for additional speakers at this point. I will eventually add 2 rears to complete a 5.1 system, and I don't have much need to go beyond that as we are truly just casual movie watchers. The whole picture includes a 2-zone whole house audio system. Zone one being the HT setup and zone 2 being the remainder of our downstairs and living area and our outside deck. I'd like to keep the budget for the 3 speakers in the $1,500 range.
(More background) Right now zone 2 is driven by the receiver and we have impedance matching volume controls - eventually this will be off-loaded to a multi-channel amp, which would allow us to grow into a 7.1 system if we desired - but as I said that's a ways down the road.
(even more background) We do all of our watching on a 2010 Mitsbuishi 73" dlp, with rather craptacular built in speakers - particularly in light of the size of the room. And just to round out the detail -- the entire room is wood (floors, walls & ceiling) except for the back wall -- which is just a fireplace and made of stone.