I finally settled on and ordered a new Denon x4200w. should be here in a few days, so i am half way there!
Now for the speakers! 15w x 17l x 9h foot room with open back (behind couch) makes basically whole first floor part of living room. mainly looking for 5.1.2 setup for HT (daily TV and movies), and some pandora when the wife is gone and the kids and i wanna get goofy! front heights will proabbly be my only options for the x.x.2.
I've seen the other posts for the R-28Fs going on sale at BB on Friday.. still have BIC 7.0 system in my bookmarks.. and several SVS subs as well (PC-2000.. just cause its massive and i want it.. ) but in reality I'm not sure what to do. my main issue with the BIC system is the massive surrounds. some people say the Klipsch is too 'bright'.. not sure if i care
ive looked at the various Energy speakers on Newegg as well. some say they are great, others say they are a muddy waste of money. I really like the floorstanding fronts. they just look awesome and remind me of may dads setup way back when. there is no place i know of around here to sample speakers, sampling anything in BB is just a waste of time.
My Sony Soundbar has no redeeming qualities other then being better the stock TV speakers. so im sure even my worse choice would be 100x better.. but this is a once a decade purchase. i dont want to mess it up.
I would really like to keep the cost below $1500 for 5.1.2 setup but there is 'some' wiggle room. mainly depending on how much vodka i can get the wife to drink before i hit the Buy Now button
she will kill me....
I fully expect to be a poor father on Friday and Monday cyber trolling for super deals on things i could not normally afford.. but it would help to have at least a good start position for my 'monster HT'.
the more i read these threads the more i want things outta my budget! thanks all!! we will be eating spagettios for thanksgiving!