Buying my first 'real' LCR speakers. Where to Start? San Diego, CA
As I get closer to completing my dedicated room, it's time for me to start thinking about some 'real' LCR speakers.
Moving from a very casual 5.1 in my Garage with a $150 receiver and 5 Energy bookshelf speakers, to building a 3000 cu/ft dedicated decoupled, double drywall GG room has been such a massive step that I'm realizing I have absolutely NO IDEA what kind of speakers I like. My lack of experience has been governed by having no budget in the past, so instead of getting what I like, I just got what I could afford.
Now after a year of building, 100s of hours of reading the DIY build threads, and over $20k invested in my build, I need to make a smart choice on my LCR speakers.
I have SVS Ultra surrounds and heights for my 7.1.4 setup powered by a Denon 6300h. I'll be sitting about 9ft from my speakers, and 10ft from my none-AT screen. 95% movies. For subs I plan on going with 2 units, but no idea what.
I can go up to about $3,000 for my LCR, but to be honest, I don't want to over spend on something that my 47 year old untrained ears can't appreciate properly.
To put it in Golf terms, I don't want to be 'that guy' with the $600 driver that hasn't learned to swing a club properly.
I live in San Diego, CA, I'm even hesitant to go and listen in a store, as I doubt it's going to really show me much compared to the room I've built at home over the last year, but I know i have to start somewhere.
Last edited by griffindodd; 02-12-2019 at 04:36 PM.