Here is my setup. Due to Katrina I now have a new house in LA. and am renting a house in TX. I am splitting up my HDTV's between the two. My current A/V setup is a Sony receiver, Sony floor fronts & rears, a Sony sub and a JBL center. These are all about 5 years old.
I am planning on getting a Yamaha HTR 5890 receiver, but have not decided on speakers yet. I will keep the Sony sub for the time being and take the Sony receiver and the other speakers to the house in LA. The new and improved (I hope) system will go into the Texas house being we are there 90% of the time.
Now here is the reason of the main question. I move every year or so due to my work and the floor speakers are starting to wear on me. I am hoping to get a system that will last us, being I am wanting to retire in 8 to 10 years. Both of these systems will be used mainly for home theater.
I have been looking at the Rti6 (front), Rti4 or FXi for the rears and the CSi3 for the center. Eventually I will upgrade to a 7.1 system when we are at home for good.
My main concern concerning the question is can bookshelf speakers put out enough sound and special effects.
Thanks for any help.