First off, I'll announce that I'm a newbie here. I got asked to join with product registration, and decided to ahead with it after reading the forums a bit.
Now, the situation: I'm attempting to build a half decent system for my small living room. It's app 10' x14', with a 4'x8' alcove in one of the corners on the inside 14' wall. These are all approximate measurements, made by walking heel-to-toe around the room, since I my tape measure seems to have eloped with needle-noses.
I've obtained a pioneer vsx 1019ah-k receiver. I was going to spring for the bottom end elite model, but I found one of these for ~$100 less than the typical price on sale. It claims to put out 120 watts per channel, but from what I've read, this doesn't quite hold true with more than a 3.1 setup.
The speakers thus far (and the lead up for my question): I currently have a pair of TSi 100's bi-amped as my fronts, and I just added a CS10 center channel. I've got a psw111 sub on order at the moment. I wanted to go for something a bit bigger, but my fiancee didn't want a sub at all, so it was a sort of compromise. :)
I'm a bit at a loss for what to do about front/surround channels when I add my next piece. What has been suggested to me previously, given the size of the room, is to get either a second pair of tsi 100's for surrounds, or get a pair of tsi 200's for my fronts and move the existing 100's to the surround channel. I've also had one suggestion of getting floorstanding speakers, but I'm not sure if I have the power to drive decent floor models, or the need to upgrade the power I have, given space constraints.
Thanks in advance for any help, and my apologies if I'm repeating a previous thread; I checked and couldn't find any that quite matched the situation, but I may well have missed something.