I thought I had my mind made on what setup I wanted to get started on an HT system. My budget is about $500, however I get great pricing through an accommodation program so the money goes a long way. I was going to start with rtia3's and a csia4 for around $260 shipped and then add a pair of fxi4 or 6 shortly after for another $165 or $200 respectively. The size of the fxi6's put me off but they are available for purchase while the fxi4's are not in stock, thus why I may be getting them later. I do like how the fxi line is not very deep. I have a feeling I will regret not getting the csia6 though which would only set me back another $35, but mounting above my tv would be way more of a pain. Total for this setup is between $420 and $500 depending on if I go with the csia6 and fxi6 or not.
I was not planning on getting a sub anytime soon, so that got me thinking about the rtiA7's. I hear they have good bass and I would be very happy even without sub. I can get the rtia7's and csia4 or csia6 (seems to be what I am leaning to for center) for $500 and $550 respectively. I would eventually get some rears but not for a while. Got to keep wife happy
So what would you do? Get the 5 channel going with the a3s as mains, csi4 or 6 and fxi4 or fxi6 in back for max $500. I can always upgrade later next year to A7's but really don't want the a3's in rear due to how deep the cabinet is.
Rtia7's and either csia4 or 6 for $500 and $550 respectively. I can get the fxi's later on.
Another option and super wife friendly would be to just get the rtia3's and csia4 or 6 for $260 and $310 respectively.
Please advise. Keeping wifey happy is important but I can get away with max $500ish if need be.