Help and Suggestions on Selection and Setup

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  1. ClevelandSound

    ClevelandSound Auditioning

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    First post on here, so bear with me.
    I'm looking for a decent surround sound system or set of speakers for a smaller room. I've narrowed it down to two possibilities: the Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System and the pair of Sony SSF-7000 floorstanding speakers. I'm a college student, but I'm looking for these to last me in the long run.
    So, my first question is: For a small-medium sized room, which system is better? I know that a 5.1 Surround Sound system is a little much, but I like the idea of having the speakers mounted on my wall and I could always use these when I move into an apartment one day. I'm considering the Sony SSF-7000 because I think floorstanding speakers look incredibly stylish and these ones seem to be highly recommended without being too expensive.
    My second question, which is perhaps the most important, is: Can a Sony STRDH520 power either or both of these? To be honest, I picked this receiver because it's cheaper.
    Detailed answers as to why you pick which system would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Dave Upton

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    Are you primarily aiming to listen to music, watch movies, play games, or some combination thereof? I would recommend that you give your two main uses in order so we can weight the answer. Obviously if it's 90% music - then investing in two speakers is a better idea than 5.
     
  3. ClevelandSound

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    It would be primarily for video games, TV, and movies. I have the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers for my computer that I use for music, so this will be a TV setup.
     

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