Originally Posted by LS460
No no, as i stated in my first post, due to the room configuration i cant build anything above front stage (at least not in a near future). So it will be 2 channel, or 3 channel at most.
I never said that you said that, what I said was you have a full range of options, and if you desire over time, you can expand from 2.0 to as far as you want to go - 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, 11.1, that's completely up to you, but regardless of what you choose, those options exist.
I checked RN803 and i mentioned RX780 in my previous post. But if we talk Yamaha, how about V685. It has HDMIs, 2 sub output and it cost 30% less then the other two. Now, if im going to be getting a better sound quality, i dont mind spending extra 200 bucks, but IS IT worth the price difference? I could spend these extra 200 bucks on speakers.
Again, we are slaves to our budget and our circumstances. When you look at an amp, you have to consider the remainder of the Budget for the speaker ...unless... you want to raise the budget. So, if you buy a $900 Receiver, then you have $1100 for Speakers. If you spend $690 on a Receiver, then you have $1310 for speakers. And equally, if you buy the $750 Stereo Network Receiver, you have about $1250 for speakers.
The point is, you have to very much take a System approach
. Every decision you make effects the other components. Nothing exists in isolation.
Never said about building full surround. I mentioned only adding central channel to maybe have a fuller sound and have better clarity while watching TV...
In your budget range, I suspect Yamaha and Denon
are going to give you best value, it is just a matter of picking the Receiver, and examining the Specs and the Features, then making a decision.
The way i thought about splitting my budget is ~$1300 for receiver + L(C)R and $700 for SVS PB2000 (they go for 650-700 in their outlet store).
Originally i wanted Klipsch RP-600m or SVS Prime bookshelf with their dedicated central channels (RP-600 or Prime center channel) if it turns out that decent AVR will play music just as good.
Again, you have to examine your specific needs and serve those needs. Myself, based on my preferences and priorities, I would go with a Stereo, probably the Yamaha RN803. But you have to make the best decision for you.
Klipsch are horn speakers that many said are on a bright side and thats why i mentioned that its a tile all over with not too much furniture, and asked if that would be the problem?
Check out YouTube Videos on the Klipsch RP-600, they are all pretty positive, and the horn brightness irritation that might be found in some of the older models is gone. So, I would not be afraid of Klipsch
SVS, again check YouTube Demos and Reviews, I suspect are a bit more smooth. That can be good, but not necessarily for everyone.
Your Room is not huge, the ideal situation is to always put the system on the narrow wall so it plays into the longer space. But I admit that that is not always possible. Playing into a somewhat short space, implies smaller speakers. But everyone is different. I've seen kids with huge PA systems in a small bedroom. To each his own. But I suspect you want quality that steps up above simply being loud.
I will say that ELAC UniFi UB5 that the other member mentioned above looks very interesting....
There are dozens of speaker to consider - Wharfedale, Monitor Audio, Bowers-Wilkins, Martin Logan, Paradigm, and countless more -
but what you need to do is narrow down the field not expand it.
The ELAC are very highly rated, and are appealing if the price works for you. But, they don't seem to have the models I would personally prefer.
I think you said, the space that the speaker are playing into is about 13ft to 14ft. Remember, on one wall the system will take up space, and on the other wall, seating will take up space. So 13ft/14ft is functionally closer to 10ft. I have a roughly 16ft x 16ft listening space, and my nearest speaker is about 10ft to 11ft away.
Again, that tells me that smaller (large bookshelf) with Sub(s) is probably the better choice. Keep in mind you absolutely can not push the speaker back against the wall, that will destroy the sound quality. In my experience, Floorstanding need 12" to 16" behind the speaker. But... bookshelf need around 8" to perhaps 12" to sound good. So, in that small space, placement is also a consideration.
In my case, I have my equipment stand a bit forward of the wall (~8"), and I align the front of my speakers with the Front of the Equipment Stand, and that gives me in the range of 14" to 16" for 2x8" Floorstanding Speakers.
Using a Subwoofer with Bass Management might allow you to move your speakers back a bit more, as the very low bass will be diverted to the Sub.
As far as the Center Speaker, SVS has a 3-way Center though not cheap at $350, but 3-way are the preferred type to prevent Lobing.
Again, and finally, focus on what you really want to accomplish, and then buy equipment to serve that need. Adjust your choices based on your personal priorities.
The thread I linked to previously, is a thread where people were discussing using 2-Channel Stereo system for both Movies and Music, which is exactly what I do, so I'm biased in that direction.
That thread is 13 pages long now, and might give you insight into the possibilities.
I don't think you can go wrong either way, it is just a matter of making sure the system you buy best serves your priorities.