My first post here! Hope some of you can point me in the right direction!
So, I've had a little home theater setup for a little while here but it's just been from stuff patched together. The only things I have actually bought is the projector, ceiling mount for projector, and the screen. The audio system I've got right now came from relatives and is just an awful setup. I need to buy something completely new. As long as it's realistic I'd like to have a $600 budget for the entire audio setup.
I figured I'd give you guys a little info about the room I've got the setup in. It is 19' long, 15' wide and an 8' ceiling. I took a few pictures to give you an idea on my setup:
**I do plan on hiding cables and putting equipment on shelves once I get everything I need. I know it's a mess right now
My current equipment is:
16:9 Powered roll up screen
HP Core2Duo computer loaded with XBMC (Outputs: VGA, HDMI, 1/8" audio)
POS analog audio receiver
Hand-me-down speakers that barely work
So there's the room and equipment. I think the first thing I need to decide is if I'm going to go for a 2.1 setup, sound bar, or surroud sound. I'm completely open to suggestions! I think surround sound would be cool, but hiding cables would be kind of a chore with this room. I'm really just looking for an audio system that gives awesome sound; mostly for movies but would be used for music as well.
After just a LITTLE looking around at surround audio equipment, I noticed a good looking speaker set: Energy SP-PK21BS and maybe a Harmon Kardon AVR 1565? Currently, my XBMC box has VGA going to the projector and is using the 1/8" audio jack to a RCA adapter into my old analog receiver. If I use an HDMI cable to go from the XBMC box to the receiver just for audio and the VGA cable still going to the projector, will I get audio/video delay?
Hopefully that wasn't too much! Thanks for reading!
Edited by legion1987, September 22 2013 - 01:57 PM.