Follow-up question to my speaker question for living room HT set-up. I've been reading and looking through things online and it seems clear to me that towers are far superior than in-ceiling. Our living room does provide for the LCR to be in the right places fortunately. However, the surround/rears aren't so easy. There is an open concept kitchen to the rear of the living room and the sides are flanked with a glass-door and angled fireplace on one side and the entryway and open concept dinning to the other
So here's the question, which is preferred given the limitations given - all-in 3.1 or a 5.1 with in-celing surrounds?
Recapping the essentials from the first thread - budget $5,000 for this but I also need a new AVR. I can use a set of Klipsch Reference series speakers for the fronts until I get something else. The room is 19' x 22' with 10' ceilings.