Looking for Guidance on Front Speakers
Hi all. We are moving into a new place in a few weeks and I am trying to figure what speakers to put in the front of our home theater setup. The room is not especially big -- maybe 15x15, and it opens up into our dining area. Like many posters on these fora, I have certain domestic constraints that limit my ability to go all out. As a result, I am focusing on bookshelf speakers, preferably that I can wall mount, or possibly place on top of a TV stand on either side of a center channel. I am not too worried about the rear surrounds. They have to be white, and they can be relatively inexpensive. The TV will be wall mounted, so the TV stand will have an unobstructed top for speaker placement.
My current setup is as follows:
Samsung 65" Q6F
Yamaha RX-A550 or Onkyo TX-NR646 (this is in the exercise area currently)
F/R Cambridge Soundworks Newton MC150s
Center Cambridge Soundworks Newton MC300
Rear Surrounds Cambridge Soundworks Newton S100s
Subwoofer Cambridge Soundworks BassCube 8
All of the speakers date to around 2003. They are fine, but they feel tired and underwhelming. I don't particularly care for the subwoofer.
I think I will go with a Dayton Audio Sub 1200. For the room, and my needs, that feels more than adequate.
The speakers are a different story. I am all over the place. These are the ones I am considering:
-Canton Plus GXL.3
-ELAC Debut 2.0 5.2
-Wharfedale Diamond 10.1
-NHT SuperOne 2.1
-Boston Acoustics A26
For the Center speaker, I would use a center speaker that corresponds with the F/R.
All of these speakers are relatively similar price points, plus or minus $50. Do people have any thoughts on these? Are there other speakers you might also recommend? I have scoured Craigslist and Facebook and not seen anything overwhelming. Someone has a pair of used ELAC Debut B6 for $250, but I am thinking the B6 is overkill for my situation, and also not a great price.
I appreciate any guidance you guys may have.