I am creating my first home theater system and have the Yamaha 675 AVR but now am looking for speakers for a 15x15 living room. The problem is that I have no clue what to look for in a 5.1 setup. Looking for set that can be used for movies, music and tv.
Here are some choices, but feel free to let me know if there are better options:
Polk PSW10 for $125
PSW505 for $250
Polk Monitor 60 II for $275 Ea
Polk Monitor 55T for $125 EA
DT BP8B for $175 EA
Klipsch Synergy F-10 for $150 EA
Center and Rears are still unknown at this point.
Any help is appreciated.
I rarely see the Polk subs recommended, but I do see people happy with them on here. I see recommendations for Dayton 1200 or Bic F12 or Bic PL-200 pretty frequently. I don't have any experience with those directly.
I would recommend setting a budget ~$500 for the sub as it will make a difference larger than you (or at least I) would think. Get something from HSU/SVS/Rythmik. I own a Rythmik and love it. I had a cheaper Klipsch sub ($300) but when I moved to the Rythmik it was a marked difference in quality.
I am not sure I have heard those specific Polks Monitors, but I would prefer the Cambridge S30 over what I have heard. I have not heard the Klipsch so I cannot comment on those. Well, I probably could comment, but choose not to.
In my opinion, unless you get a great sale your best bang for the buck is usually Internet Direct. That does not necessarily mean the cheapest either.