My first post. Help, advice, cautions, etc, appreciated on setting up a mixed use 5.1 system.
ME: Iím a newbie. I only have one local hi-fi shop (which unfortunately caters to whole-house high-end systems) and donít have the time to travel to hear speakers, so Iím depending heavily on Tweeterís limited selection. Iím not somebody who will tinker and upgrade from year to year; I want to buy a system I can live with for some time.
SETTING & USE: a 20x24 living room with cathedral ceiling; probably 75% music (eclectic), 25% movies/tv. Iím much more concerned with music quality than home theater experience. Things rarely explode in the movies I watch. ;)
BUDGET: speakers + receiver/amp $5000 tops; Iíd like to buy new; no gray market stuff.
SPEAKERS: Iím posting here because I thought the LSi15s were the best thing I heard at Tweeter in my price range. But Iím not sure I can integrate LSi15s into an overall system, given my budget. (The RTi10ís were decent too, given the price. Not as nice, certainly, but I could live with them.)
Iím thinking of:
L/R: LSi15s ($1500)
Ctr : LSiC ($700)
Surround: FXi5 ($600) ??
Power????? I know almost nothing about receivers, amps, etc. I do know the LSiís are power-hogs.
--Can this be done for $5000? What components would fill out the system at this budget?
--Or am I better off scaling back to the RTi10s? (Iím concerned about room size.)
--Or is there a better system to consider in my budget and limited shopping options?
Thanks in advance.