3 x Chane A2.4 would be a good option for you. Put them on short stands, so your TV can be at a good viewing level. In addition, the leaf tweeter has a limited vertical dispersion, which will be welcome with all the hard surfaces in that unfinished ceiling. Clear sound, non-fatiguing, plenty of latent volume capability. Performs well for both movies and music. Add a pair of A1.5s or the coming 4.5s when you are ready for the surrounds.
If you want to save a few bucks, just get a single A2.4 and add a pair of A1.5s. You'll lose a bit of ultimate volume level, but your volume needs are fairly limited, so it may be a good choice for you.
I would not recommend towers at this price point, as that would spread the money out over too many, cheaper, components, resulting in lesser quality sound, overall.
Another less expensive option would be the RSL CG23 x 3. Less bass extension due to the 4" woofers, but your sub could pick up those frequencies rather easily. Probably looking at crossing over in the 100 to 120 Hz range, vs 80Hz for the Chane. Another benefit is that they can be wall mounted.
How far away will you be sitting? Will you have multiple rows? Risers? Bar in the back?
It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.
Last edited by RayGuy; 06-01-2020 at 11:13 PM.