Originally Posted by Marcus Page
Well that sucks. Maybe I can try to guide the 3 wires toward the front of the room on my own. The wall is an inside wall. If that is the case as previously stated i could turn in the ceiling area to an atmos style. What receiver would be advised for 3 fronts 2 backs and 2 atmos?
I would be looking at Denon, Yamaha, or Pioneer receivers. One inexpensive model is the Denon AVR X1100
. That should be able to do what you are describing, what in Atmos terminology is called a '5.1.2' system. For speaker systems, I would go for an Infinity Primus system or a Hsu system. Both are inexpensive and have ceiling and in-wall speakers available which look like they would mate well with the other speakers, as you would want all the surround speakers to be timbre matched per Dolby's recommendations. Your intended subwoofer, the Rythmik LV12r is very good for the price. I would go for that with an Infinity system particularly as they use the same veneer and so are matched. For the Hsu system, go for a system based around the VTF2, which is a subwoofer on par with the LV12r.
For an Infinity Primus system, I would suggest two P363
towers, a c351 center
, two p163
surrounds, two Infinity CS80R ceiling speaker
for the Atmos 'top' channels, and the Rythmik LV12r sub. For a Hsu system, I would go for a Hybrid 2
or Hybrid 3
system 7.1 and swap two of the HB-1 bookshelf speakers for the HIW speakers
to be used as in-ceilings.
For the video side, from what I understand the BenQ w1070 is considered the best budget 1080p projector at the moment, but it would behoove you to look around in the $<3k projector forum
and ask questions, as there may be better choices based on viewing distance, light control, projector distance from screen, screen size, etc. There are lots of variables there, and its better to ask the enthusiasts of that kind of stuff.