As you can see from my post count i am new here. i am looking for some help. I am setting up a home theater in my basement. I have a pair of RTA-11tls that have been boxed up for about 10 years. I was lurking around the fourm and have found more than I bargained for. I now am interested in acquiring a pair of 1Cs for the front, pair of of CRS+ for the center channels and using the RTA-11tl for the rears. Information is a bad thing! I have a few questions:
1. Do the 1Cs work as well with an opening to the side as they would with a wall?
2. Do I really need a sub?
3. To run all the speakers efficently what would be a good amp set up? I need to qualify, that will not set be back an arm and a leg. I am looking to spend less than 1k on tha amp/av processing setup.
I am attaching a rough sketch of the basement.
Thanks for the advice!