Hey everyone, I recently hunkered down and got a nice tv and decided to start building a good sound system too. I did a bunch of research and was able to snag some deals and decent equipment. Although I did some research, certain things still make my eyes glaze over and seem extremely imposing, ie crosswiring and basically the more technical stuff. Any way I was hoping I could get some feedback on the rookie mistakes people often make and/or just some advice in general.
I purchased a Pioneer Elite VSX-30 for my receiver, and then 2 Monitor 70's as my main and a CS2 for my center. I know I should get a subwoofer, but the 70's handle bass well enough I had heard that I can hold off until my funds recover instead of buying the PSW10 now, which doesn't seem much better than what the 70 does itself. I figured it was better to buy a few good things and add on later rather than get a full 7.1 with lame speakers, especially since I'm in an apartment and wouldn't be able to set it up.
So yeah I had seen some people talk about getting a cheap sub anyway bc it frees up the mid for the 70, and then there was stuff about crosswiring something at 40 vs 80, and using the big speaker setting vs the small... And my head begins to swim. So as someone who did some research and wants my video games to rock me, but is by no means an audiophile, first sound system, please lend a helping hand.
Anyway its my first post in a forum like this, here or ever actually, so sorry if I rambled or was to vauge.