Advice on a 2.1 vs 3.1 Setup
Hi guys, bit of a newbie with this so any advice you could offer would be fantastic, so far most of the research i've done on here has just been lurking through the forums but thought i might ask for a bit of help!
I'm in the process of finishing my setup in the living room of a new apartment i've bought. I've always wanted to have a good home theatre setup and this is my opportunity so I'm fairly keen to get everything nailed down right, previously i've just used really basic audio sources (TV's built in speakers, logitech computer speakers etc., nothing special). I'd put a fairly even split between the speakers being used for music, movies/tv and games with regard to what im going to be using them for.
So far i've purchased a pair of B&W 683 S2's which will be running through a yamaha rx-a150 (as soon as everything gets delivered). My question is pretty much whether i should stick with the 2.1 setup (i have a sub coming soon as well) or whether its worth going for the HTM61 S2 as a matching centre.
I would LOVE to have a 5.1 setup but my room doesn't really allow for that as it would be quite difficult to run cables to the back of the room from where the receiver will sit (it'd be possible but would involve running cables around the border of the living room, around an adjoining study, in front of the door to my balcony and then back behind my couch and i've kind of given up on that idea as it sounds a bit ridiculous).
I am more than happy to pay the cost of buying the centre and from what i've been able to tell the addition of the centre makes the most difference from when your sitting off centre from the TV and since we will have quite a long lounge i can definitely imagine the potential benefits. I've never owned anything close to this level of quality and now that i have the opportunity i want to make sure im maximising what im getting. I've heard the 683's when i was testing out speakers and they sounded fantastic and but to be honest i probably wont know what im missing out on if I just stick with the two mains since i havent yet heard them paired with the centre. But like i said I really do want the best out of this setup, and if i dont mind spending the approx. $1000 Australian that the HTM61 S2 costs should i just buy the centre, or even mayyyyybe look into the logistics of getting the full 5.1 setup, or do people here find a standard 2.1 setup sufficient?
Thanks for the advice (hopefully i haven't made myself sound toooooo ignorant!)