Originally Posted by MentatYP
I'm helping a friend put together a dedicated HT room that measures roughly 16' x 19' x 9' (W x L x H). I'll be recommending a Denon AVR-X6500H that has enough amp channels to power a 7.1.4 speaker configuration.
We haven't settled on in-wall/ceiling vs. free-standing or mounted speakers, so there's flexibility there to consider a variety of recommendations.
There's no set budget, although there's no bottomless pit of money to draw from either. I'd say $5000 or less for all 11 speakers would be a reasonable range, but please don't go looking for ways to spend every penny of it just because
Assuming almost 100% HT use, what would you recommend for a completely timbre-matched system including 4 ceiling speakers? Does such a thing exist, or should I be resigned to mixing and matching ceiling speakers from a different brand than the rest of them?
Basically I don't know what the possibilities are on the market and the only things set in stone are the room size and the receiver (pretty much) with the budget being set in soft stone, so I'm open to hearing all thoughts and recommendations within the given parameters.
Edited to note that the subwoofer will be a separate purchase that I already have ideas for.
Are you near any of these manufacturers/vendors?
ACCESSORIES 4 LESS*** NEAR ORLANDO FLORIDA
APERION* NEAR PORTLAND OREGON
ASCEND** NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
CHANE TAMPA FLORIDA
CRUTCHFIELD*** CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
DEEP SEA SOUND SUBS NEAR KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE
DIYSOUND GROUP CINCINNATI OHIO
EMOTIVA NEAR NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
HI FI HEAVEN*** GREEN BAY WISONSIN
HSU NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
HTD* NEAR DALLAS TEXAS
JTR NEAR MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN
MONOPRICE NEAR RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA
MUSIC DIRECT*** CHICAGO ILLINOIS
NHT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
OHM BROOKLYN NEW YORK
PSA NEAR YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
RBH NEAR SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
RHYTHMIK SUBS NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS
RSL* NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
SALK AUDIO PONTIAC MICHIGAN
SATURDAY AUDIO--- CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SEATON SOUND NEAR CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SELAH AUDIO NEAR RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA
SVS* YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
TEKTON NEAR PROVO UTAH
TYLER ACOUSTICS NEAR LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY
WORLDWIDE STEREO*** NEAR PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
AXIOM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FLUANCE NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FUNK AUDIO NEAR VANCOUVER CANADA
PARADIGM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
PSB NEAR TORONTO CANADA
TOTEM NEAR MONTREAL CANADA
* free return shipping
**Ascend also carries Rhythmik subwoofers on site
***retail outlet of many brands