i've got $2750 to work with for the entire 5.1 or 5.2 speaker arrangement in this large volume room. The room itself is rectangular, which is nice, but it's very open to the rest of what you see in the sketch below (vaulted ceilings, no doors, wide openings, massive open foyer for split-level landing, etc).
The system will be used primarily for loud ht (action movies), but the owner (my father) will also play a lot of music at low/moderate volumes (primarily classical and classic rock) every day. The entire setup will be powered by a pioneer elite sc-lx701.
Here's my current plan, but i'm open to any/all suggestions:
: Hsu vtf-15h mk2 ($900)
: Emotiva airmotiv t2 towers ($1000/pr
: Emotiva airmotiv c2 ($370)
: Emotiva airmotiv e2 ($460/pr
) (planning to experiment with di/bipole setting to see which works best in the large space)
total: ~$2730 + shipping
please note that any alternative solution involving bookshelf speakers will need to include the price for stands/wallmounts in that $2750. Also note that, unfortunately, i can't wait for parts to become available on the used markets, as this entire system needs to be ordered in the next few days.
With all of the awesome new speaker options in this price range from ascend, hsu, elac, etc., i'm really struggling with these sight-unseen selections.
Would i be better off with something like five ccb-8's + vtf-15h sub in this large space?
Any ideas would be much appreciated. Please and thank you!