| | smurphy522
You may think about bringing in the fronts a bit - from the side walls that is. Even a few inches may improve the imaging and bass response but just a thought. Can't tell what it sounds like from the picture. Best of luck.
I bought the F,L,C,SR L, and SR R brand new from Best Buy. Fell in love, my first real speakers and new. I have been operating on old Onkyo 90x5 (brochure, actually only 90x2 and like 35x5???)
I bought another center and rear surround pair from ebay - $60 total
I want a used onkyo 1007-3007 or newer 08' series when 2011's hit. An external emotiva for fronts + AVR for other sounds good. A new, not out yet Emotiva XPR-7 @350 RMS x 7 @8 ohms makes me weak in the knees. More power from an AVR and then possibly external amp would wake up the room.
The fronts really need more power. Manufacture 250 RMS rating and I've got no more than 90
The room was a totally unfinished basement. I did everything in about 6-7 months and saved a ton of $$$.
13' x 45' room fully insulated and drywalled. 12ga in wall rated speaker wire with binding post plates in seven locations. Dual sub rca wall plate. Master plate with all speaker, sub and HDMI video connections to DIY rack. DIY flush mount wall rack with painted black wood shelves. 40A of dedicated power with 8 duplex outlets. Remote control dimmers.
NEVER PAINT RED! - 5 coats of sherwin williams top duration on the walls and it looks great. But it cost me...mental note - make the wife pick a different color.
The risers are just 2"x10" on edge, boxes with plywood (10" front, 20" rear) - total cost about $120. I covered them with scrap carpet and padding from the basement.