I'm moving to my new appartment next month and I'm in the market to get myself a sort-of proper home theater setup.
This is a scetch of how the living room is going to be:
the red dots represent the front speakers, the green ones the surround ones, and the brown ones the center and sub.
there's 2 gaming-pc tables on the top wall, with the tv being against the right wall and the couch around the middle of the room. The idea of the home theater is mainly to enjoy series and movies, but will be used for music as well while gaming.
My budget is around 2000-3000 euro excluding the TV (already have a 50"plasma). This budget is however only if that extra bit of cash really gives me worthy extra sound. I don't want to pay an extra 1000 to get marginally better sound. I set my eyes on the denon avr-x2000 avr after reading some reviews about it, and it has all the features that I want (including a zone 2 for our workout-room, that I'm gonna use 2 stereo speakers in that I already have, so that's irrelevant for this topic). I'm probably gonna be using a raspberry pi to stream the content from my NAS to the TV (and pass through the audio to the AVR. I heard the raspberry pi is unable to pass true DTS-MA and TrueHD, that it downscales it to DTS, but I assume that for this kind of budget that doesn't really give a noticable sound difference anyway)
I am unsure what kind of boxes I should get to get best bang-for-the-buck. I've been googling and reading reviews for countless of hours now, but I can't seem to figure it out.
I was looking at the polk Tsi300's as front speakers, with maybe tsi100's as surround speakers and I haven't decided on a sub yet. However the cheapest tsi300's I can find are 220 euro, while in review I keep reading that people buy them for 100 or less on sale, so I feel like I'm not really getting good value for my money there.
Does any of you have any advice on what speakers to get (available in Europe, Belgium more specifically). Also the 'dilemma' of tower speakers as front and/or back speakers. I assume I should get tower speakers for the front 2, but the back 2 might as well be smaller ones, preferably on a stand or should I just put them on the floor?