My wife has graciously allowed me to turn our upstairs game room into a media room. As of right now we have decided on our TV set, but i'm working on creating a 5.1 surround sound system and it's very difficult to find a starting point. I've never considered myself to be an audiophile, but my main goal is to get a good sound system and something that won't take away from having a very large TV set. We will mostly be watching TV shows and movies.
The only store I have visited was the Magnolia part of our local best buy since that's where I will be purchasing our TV from. As of now they have suggested the following:
Pioneer El Pioneer Elite VSX – $699
Bowers and Wilkins 684 – $575x2 = $1150
Bowers and Wilkins CCM664 – $274.99 x2 = $550
?????? assume around $300
This brings my total to:around $3149
While I do not mind spending the money for a decent sound system, I want to make sure that I am in fact getting a system that's not over kill for my room.
My room is 17feet by 17feet
and the TV will be an 80" LCD with us sitting about 12 feet back.
Any guidence at all would be appreciated. My main reasons for starting with Best Buy was to get a starting point and to have someone to install along with them offering 18 months interest free financing. I'm open to a local shop or even putting the system together and installing it myself if there's a non in ceiling option and it's significantly cheaper to where I don't need to use their financing.
Thank you so much for your help,
Edited by bumpychef, August 08 2014 - 05:22 PM.