After much deliberation and changing of screen size on the wall, I finally settled on a custom sized screen that will give me a 120" 16:9 picture and a 130" 2.35:1 picture. Now that that's settled, it's time to move on to audio!
I tend to go around in circles on these sorts of thins, so I'd really appreciate any help you guys could give! This will be an ongoing process so my ultimate budget it probably $3-5k, but looking to spend maybe $800-$1200 right now.
All my speakers are from like 2009. See below for my whole setup.
: Epson 5050ub
: Dark Engergy Screens 59"x120" (not here yet)
: Yamaha RX-V685 7.2
: 2x Infinity Primus p162 Bookshelf
: Infinity Primus PC350
: BIC America F-12
: None (though I have one unused Primus p162 laying around).
1. Replace L/R/C Speakers
These three speakers sound pretty good to me, but they're pretty old. Maybe it's worth replacing them?
2. Add a 2nd BIC F-12
Pretty cheap sub with not great low end, but adding a second for under $300 may be good bang for the buck?
3. Replace BIC F-12
Maybe it's time to replace the BIC altogether with a ported sub in the $500-$800 range.
4. 2x Bipoles for Side/Rear/Overhead?
This is going to be a little challenging with the odd shape of the room and because the joists are perpendicular to the long axis of the room. I was looking at maybe doing a couple of bipole speakers to the left/right of the couch on the wall as high as I could get them. Or alternatively, mounting them on the ceiling slightly behind the couch to just have some dispersed surround.
5. Get Floor Towers for Front L/R & Move Bookshelf to Rear Surrounds
I was thinking that maybe replacing the bookshelf speakers with floor towers might give me a little more oomph. Then I could put two rear surrounds way at the back on top of the fridge our mounted on the ceiling. It would be lacking the side surround effect but being so far back, I don't think that being able to localize the speaker would be an issue.