Hi folks. I'm attempting to put together a surround sound system, and as my name implys I really don't know what I'm doing. While researching I came across this wonderful forum and hope to get some feedback from some of the knowledgeable members here.
I'm building a home theater, so the application is mainly DVD and (hopefully) HDTV. The room is a decent size (30' x 18' x 7.5') and since the walls are open I want to run wire to in-wall/ceiling speakers. My speaker budget is about $1,500 (msrp), and I've basically selected speakers according to budget, without knowing if they are well matched. What I'm looking at is:
Front RC85i x 2
Center LC265i x 1
Surrounds RC80i x 2
The TV will be a Panasonic plasma TH50PX60U and I'm looking at a Yamaha HTR-5890 receiver (120watt@8ohms).
I spoke with one guy who thought the center speaker may not be well matched with the fronts since it crosses product lines, and perhaps I'd be better off using another RC85i speaker for the center. I had selected the LC265i for the center because can get my hands on one for $340, not far off from the price I'd have to pay for another pair of RC85is.
Am I being foolish by trying to force a better speaker in the center because I can get value there?
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!