So i have this room above my garage Ive been working on to make into dedicated home theater. 12 x 24 with 9ft ceiling. Ive run 12 gauge wire from monoprice in the room for a 7.1 system. I went by best buy and looked at some stuff and a guy in there said i should go to the Magnolia store. So the next day i walk into the Magnolia store and go into the home theater room. I start talking to the guy in there and he turns on everything and i ask him what speakers were playing and he said Definitive Technology. As i was looking around i seen that those speakers were on sale. The sound wasnt what i was expecting at all. Not impressed. So i do some more checking around and i go to a store in Dallas called Starpower. Now this seems like the place i should have been in all along. They have 4 or 5 rooms and i walk in one and they have Avatar playing and the sounds in that room was just beautifull. It filled the whole room with every sound you could imagine. I think it was better than the big movie theaters! I ask the guy about the speakers and he says they cost like 24k for the whole room! gulp. So how can i reproduce the sound of that room or can you even do that for a 1k to 2k budget? Do i get floor standing speakers? I dont know anything about speakers but i want me and my friends and family to come up to my room and be astonished like i was in that room. Id like to spend 1000 just for speakers but if someone told me for 2000 it would sound real close to that room then i would do it. I would appreciate any advice given guys and thanks for reading.