Originally Posted by Rustproofcorn
well i work offshore and my thought was to have everything at the house when i get home. since i work a 4 and 4 rotation i dont get a bunch of time to wait for shipping and what not. i think what i might do however is get my receiver, projector, and screen and start setting up my cave. it will take me a few days to get them wired so that would be ample time to make my first purchase and then subsequently test them out. i know i want to stick in the 3000 dollar mark. im gonna pull the trigger today on the denon that was previously mention since it on amazon for 599. i really loved the look of the Klipsch towers but i dont like to throw money away. the chanes 2.4s able to sit on the floor? or do i need to mount them? i could still have them as mini towers i suppose. at 2000 for the klipsch there would be no money for a second sub either and that sounds like a must. i think im more confused and unsure how to properly research.
To answer your questions, 2.4s need a stand or a mount. I would walk away from the Klipsch for now unless you listen to them yourself and declare "I want these". With your budget right now, I would get one subwoofer right now and get the second when it allows. The Denon was a good choice. Researching is basically just asking finding other people that are in the same situation as you and reading their conversations. Or comparing reviews of two different speakers to find which one is "better".
So it looks like you are trying to go for the "One and done" setup. And you would like to pick the "right" speaker brand on the first try. Since your denon is a 7.2, I'm guessing you want to utilize all channels. Here are a couple ideas I put together from the thread.
2 Chane 5.4 (LR) $880
1 Chane 2.4 (Center) $280
4 Chane 1.4 (Surround) $680
1 HSU VTF-3 MK5 (Subwoofer) $800 (Get the second one later when budget allows)
2 HSU VTF-2 MK5 $1080
Total $2640 or $2920 (Before Taxes and Shipping)
2 JBL 230 (LR) $300
1 JBL 235 (Center) $200
4 JBL 220 (Surround) $460
For subwoofers you can go crazy, even getting a JTR :P
JTR Captivator 118HT (Subwoofer) $1800
Total $2960 (Before Taxes and Shipping)
If you did want to go my Ascend route:
2 CMT-340 SE Mains (LR) $500
1 CMT-340 SE Center (Center) $300
4 CBM-170 SE Bookshelves (Surround) $600
1 Rythmik FVX15 (Subwoofer) $1030 (Again getting a second later on if you like)
2 Rythmik LVX12 $1520
Total $2430 or $2920 (Before Taxes and Shipping)
PM me if you need more ideas or suggestions.