~$1000 to upgrade 4.1.2 or 5.1.2 system
I posted awhile back in the home theater section and didn't get any replies, now I'm looking at speaker upgrades so I thought I would post over here.
I do not have a set price, but I'm not looking at making a super high end system. A golf club or ball could certainly hit any of the speakers. This room is used 80% golf simulator and 20% Home Theater.
I did purchase and am waiting on delivery of a new receiver on sale for $270: Yamaha TSR-7850R 7.2
And 2 ceiling speakers for Atmos, MICCA M-8C x2
Room: 18' Length, 13' Wide, 8'6" ceilings. One wall mostly open to the rest of the basement with a small pony wall on part of it.
Seating Position: Due to the golf simulator the only place for the couch is all the way against the far wall (there is a window on this wall).
L/R: Need to be to the left and right of the screen enclosure, there is a 6" wall stick out on the left and 7" on the right so smaller width is better but 8" width seems ok with a little overlap over the screen enclosure. I would think bookshelves wall mounted would be better than towers with the pony wall on the right.
Center: Needs to be above the screen enclosure. This is 13" of wall, must have room for a shelf to hold it as well and the shelf sitting a 2-3" above the bottom would be ideal (to avoid getting hit by golf clubs). Will need to point this one downward some. In ceiling would be physically much better for the center but I would think 4.1.2 would be better than 5.1.2 with in ceiling center.
Surrounds: Will be to the sides of the couch, can wall mount or do ceiling mount but from what I've read here wall mounting to the sides should be better.
Atmos: Ceiling mount, I think I have 12" rafters so it is pretty flexible on placement.
Currently have (in addition to new receiver and M-8Cx2 listed above):
Polk Floor standing R50 x2 and CSR Center (I have not mounted the center but it would fit)
Bic H100 Sub
1) New front 2/3 speakers and use R50 for surrounds or get new surrounds as well
NHT C1 x2 for L/R and possibly surrounds x2 as well $128 each
HTM-200 SE x3 for L/C/R (Center is the exact same as the L/R I believe at 11"x6.5x6.375, should fit above) $150 each
Polk T15 for possible wall mount surround option $40x2
2) Keep Polk R50+CSR and wall mount the L and C speakers. Buy cheapish surrounds and get a $500-600 sub to run solo or in addition to the BIC.
3) Ceiling mount the center and possibly even the L/R. Would be functionally awesome with the golf part but sonically not ideal.
4) Open to other options!
Last edited by blynch1985; 06-01-2020 at 08:53 PM.