For a space around 30' x 35', driven by a Denon AVC-3030 (pro logic), I (read - my grandparents) need speakers for a HT. But, I'm havin' troubles deciding considering the requirements are
-95 db (in at least the TV part of the space)
Not terribly impressive to most of us, but they will think it's too loud anyway.
Again, not terribly impressive, but it will probably be enough to make them think they've been missing out
Here's the hard part.
So far I've come up with a few options.
-Polk R15 (2)
-Polk CSi20 (1)
-Cheapo outdoor speakers under $30 (2)
That would sound great with pro-logic, but even with everything on sale it only leaves about $30 for a sub. Waaa
That would be a lot cheaper considering you can find the RM6005 with the 202 at a lot of places for around $300. What I'm worried about is the tiny sats' ability to sound good in a retardedly huge room. I also feel like I would be wasting the Denon's full potential power-wise.
Same as option 1 but with a passive DIY sub tuned to about 35hz.
That would go lower and take advantage of the Denons potential. Lack of flexibility (passive) and quality of the components ($20 driver, $10 for parts and such) are my major concerns. Of all the options this is the one I like the least.
Start with option 2, and gradually upgrade the sats. First, a CSi20 center, then R15s or R20s, maybe even RTi28s or R30s. If the planets align and the heavens rip apart and God is smiling down then maybe the sub could be upgraded too. Surrounds wouldn't change considering the nature of pro logic. This is the game plan I like the most, it's more expensive, but the cost is not all at once. There would be 3 leftover sats, I figure two could be used with a small sub for a bedroom or computer system and the other could be sold to an RM owner wanting to upgrade to 6.1 but who doesn't want to pay Polk's price.
Unless, of course somebody else knows about a sparkling bargain that I overlooked.