Let me just start off by saying this is going to be my first real home theater (not HTIB). The room I am going to be putting this is will be a 16x17 with an vaulted ceilings ranging from 9-14 ft. This room also open to the kitchen, so there is alot of open space.
I am planning to purchase a system that includes the Tsi500's as the front speakers, the CS20 as the Center and the Tsi200's as my rear surrounds....but I have a couple of questions regarding the receiver and sub.
I have looked online (mainly at Best Buy since it is readily available to go view.purchase) in the store and I am looking for advice on a receiver. I have been looking into the Denon AVR 790 or 890 (difference is about $300), the Pioneer VSX-1019, Pioneer VSX 9040THX, and Onkyo TX-SR706. The Denon 890 and Pioneer's power anywhere from 110 x 7 to 125 x 7, while the others are 90 x 7. Is the extra 20 to 35 necessary for this set up?
The other subject I have questions about are the sub. Should I go with a DSW sub or look for the SVS or HSU? I will probably spend $300-$400 on the sub. Also with the room I will be placing it in, there is a recessed area for the entertainment center/tv. Should I put it in the corner of the recessed area of should i put it in the corner on the back wall? Either way, I can put it in a corner for better sound.
Please provide thought/comments/advice on any of the above mentioned items. Anything will help as I am learning.