[EU] Upgrading to 3.0 setup for movies - Advice welcome
I recently bought a 4k TV (Sony X900F), but wasn't impressed with the internal speakers and would like to upgrade to dedicated speakers. Here's some general info:
Room size is 12m² (130 sq ft) and the space is closed off. Symmetrical placement of the speakers will be difficult and they will have to be placed close to a wall.
Intended usage is movies (85%) and video games (15%).
Chosen setup is 3.0 with future upgrade plans to 3.1.
Budget is around €700 ($750). €250 for receiver. €250 for L/R. €200 for C + accessories.
Chosen receiver is Denon AVR-X1400H (since it has a discount and is considered a good entry-level device).
A lot of the speakers that are mentioned on forums like these are either not available where I live, too expensive or completely sold out. Here are some of my options for passive bookshelf speakers:
- Q acoustics 3020i, with matching 3090Ci.
- Wharfedale Diamond 220, with matching 220 center.
- Jamo s803, with Jamo S81. Not sure if this center is the correct match.
- Dali Spektor 2, with matching Dali Vokal.
- Monitor Audio Bronze 1, with matching center.
Other options are active speakers, which are probably not ideal since I'm sitting 3 meters away from the TV. Or passive speakers without a matching center like Klipsch R-51M or KEF Q150. This means I would have to buy 2 pairs of those speakers, just to use one as a center channel. Seems inefficient and a waste of money.
What would be a good choice considering the room, placement, budget and intended use? Are there any other speakers that I missed (and are available where I live)?