I'm completing stage 1 of my living room setup. Here is a quick summary of the stages:
- Audio Infrastructure
- Curtains & Seating
- Additional 40" & 60'ish" TV
- Upgrade to a motorized screen
Unfortunately, my condo's living room has a few less-than-ideal permanent features:
- Left wall isn't a straight line.
- Left wall is made of glass.
- Rear wall, floor, and ceiling are concrete.
- Right wall & rear wall do not meet; this is the "door way."
- Front wall is a shared wall with the neighbor.
The geometry & composition of the walls make me find surround sound systems unattractive for both appearance & sound. Since I am not considering a surround sound system, I put together what I guess is a nice stereo setup. Here are the components I decided to purchase:
- Onkyo TX-NR709 (bi-amping & multiple hdmi out)
- Polk Audio RTi A3 (bi-amping)
- Polk Audio CSi A4
- Reconditioned Technics SL-BD??
Would a speaker bar provide just as good (or better) sound performance for TV, Movie, and Music listening?
I purchased a Sanus NF 18 stand for the A3 speakers. Looks like it will be fairly secure (as long as nothing bumps into it). I'm considering placing the stands in the corners to provide nice separation from the center channel & protect the speakers from 2 directions. Acoustically, is this a bad idea?
I hope to post some pictures soon!