I am about to pull the trigger on the S426 5.0 system for $180 and a BIC F12 sub for $198.
* I think I ultimately want to have a 7.1 or 7.2 system in the near future, and it will be used 80% for movies (blu ray) and 20% gaming, using a PS3 and a PC as sources. I won't be using it for music very often.
* I live in a house, so volume is not an issue.
* Room size is 11.0 ft x 12.4 ft.
* Viewing distance is 7 - 8 ft.
So I a few questions I am hoping you guys can help me with:
1. Any suggestions for two rear speakers that would sound good with the S426 package? With the S426 5.0 system being so cheap, it almost seems worth it to buy two of the 5.0 systems for $360, use the second pair of floorstanding speakers for the sides or rears, and then just hold on to or sell the remaining three speakers. Am I crazy for thinking this? (I feel like this is a really stupid idea, but I don't know enough about audio to know why it would be crazy).
2. Would there be any merit to getting two of the BIC F12's for a 7.2 setup? I've never heard a 7.2 setup, but it seems like it might be a good bang-for-your-buck upgrade, and I've seen others on here with the dual BIC F12's that seem to be satisfied.
3. What receiver would you guys suggest? My budget is $400 or less.
4. Would the value/quality of a 7.1 or 7.2 system built as described above be better than the Onkyo S9400 HTIB for $730?
LinksJamo S426 5.0 from AmazonBIC F12 from AmazonOnkyo S9400 from Amazon
Thanks for the helpEdited by WaterBottle - 11/18/12 at 12:55am