I'm new to the forum and I've been having a lot of difficulty lately deciding which speakers to go with for my new system at my new house. For starters, and for everyone here to be aware of, I've removed all walls on my main floor so this system will be in the back corner of my house where my large "L" sectional couch is. What I've decided on, regardless of speaker choice, is to have two ceiling speakers behind the couch (wiring is already complete with 14 gauge + sub cable), the left and right positioned beside the tv on either end, towards the bottom of the tv, the center speaker below the tv but above the fireplace aimed directly at you, with a sub on the bottom right and the receiver on the bottom left.
I've heard the Monitor Audio "Radius" series and it sounds awesome. Again, I'm not doing a $100,000 system. I'm between a $2,500 and $3,000 budget here and I've been quoted on the higher end of the scale with the Monitor Audio R90 left and rights, a Monitor Audio R200 center, their mid-grade ceiling speakers, and the Radius 10" subwoofer with a 2-zone Murantz app controlled receiver.
The lower end of the scale was Paradigm's Millenia series. Not too fond of the center speaker as the Monitor Audio R200 is larger, the Paradigm center just looks like a right or left speaker on its side. The receiver was a Yamaha although I'm not sure the model, and the ceiling speakers were also from Paradigm, same with the sub.
More recently, I've been told that MK Audio has their "Home Theatre" series. All in all, I'm getting confused. Price points are far off from eachother but I do like the style of the Monitor Audio system. Style aside, I want some expert opinion here as well as suggestions for direction.
I thought I would also mention that most of my movies will be played from external harddrive MKV torrented files through my Western Digital TV Live box, through my receiver. So no, most movies will not be played via blu-ray disc. I torrent my files. Please get back to me! Thanks, all!