I'm hoping to get some advice on tweaking a theater we have in a new home. Room is 25x15 feet with 103'' projector and 3 levels. It was the part of home I splurged on when we built last year. So wish I had been more involved in the process of choosing specifics for the equipment vs letting the builder's audio guy decide. We ended up w/ pinnacle for everything with 7 surround sound system. I added two svs 12 cylinder subs which I have really liked as an upgrade of sorts to the whimpy small pinnacles. Anyway, my question relates to upgrading the center channel speaker. I don't know the model specifically but I think its a lower end and just doesn't fill the room real well. For this size of a room, do you guys have a recommended center channel speaker that packs a punch for under $800 type range. I am guessing the model now is around $300 or so.
The receiver is Denon In-Comman AVR-3313CI. One other item is that I hardly ever hear much from the 2 side and 2 rear speakers and I feel like its not optimal in terms of getting that real theater feel where strong contributions from side and rear can be heard. Mostly all is just heard from the front. I have played with all the settings, was initially setup using the audyssey built in to the Denon. I have tried all the theater options in terms of Dolby, DTS, Dolby music, etc. and aside from 7 channel stereo, there is only minimal ever heard from the side, rear. Anyway to simply increase the contribution of the back speakers to get a better surround feel?
Disappointing when you feel like the system is just not quite there but had I spent a little more initially, it may have been.
thanks so much