5.1.4 Speaker advice: ELAC, Pioneer, Monoprice
I'm going to upgrade my current entry-level 5.1 system (Onkyo HT-RC270 + Energy Take 5.1) to a 5.1.4 atmos system, and am contemplating the following options and would welcome your suggestions and advice.
This setup will be used to watch movies on an 4K LG or Sony OLED with Dolby Vision and listen to music (consistent of lossless and lossy music) that sits on a QNAP NAS. The room is roughly 12'W X 15'D X 9'H, with one of the 15' sides being open, and the front speakers to be placed on the 12'f wall. Clarity is more important than loudness. There isn't room for a second woofer given the room arrangement.
Option 1: fronts ELAC Debut B6.2 with ELAC Debut 2.0 A4.2, center ELAC Debut C6.2, rear atmos Pioneer SP-BS22A-LR. Cost is about $900
Option 2: Same as option 1, except use Pioneer SP-T22A-LR instead of the A4.2. Cost is about $750.
Option 3: Same as option 1, except use Monoprice Premium Immersive Satellite speakers as rear atmos. Cost is about $780.
Option 4: Monoprice THX-265B front, THX-365C center, and Monoprice Premium Immersive Satellite. Cost is about $830.
My current preference is Option 3, FYI.
And lastly I was contemplating the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX503 which is currently available for $450, refurbished. However, I'm wondering what people's opinion of the INTEGRA DRX-3.2 9.2-ch is.
Are these options are appealing enough to deliver a good auditory improvement along with an ATMOS experience relative to the cost, roughly $1200-$1400? I'm also interested in other solutions at around this budget. Lastly, I would continue using the Energy Take woofer for the time being.