I've just moved in to a new house and have recently mounted my 46 inch Samsung above the fireplace. I currently have all of my a/v equipment mounted in a closet about 35 ft away, so everything is seamless. The problem I've run into is in choosing a surround sound setup. The living room isn't really set up for quality listening; that is, we have hardwood floors and the room has an echo currently. So, i'm not sure if it would be worth it to spend a lot of money installing a 5.1 or 6.1 system, when all i really want is some good quality sound coming from my tv (so surround sound isn't necessary). On top of that, my wife doesn't want speakers all over the room just sticking off the wall.
So i was thinking my options were using a soundbar (i've heard there pretty bad ), using a 2 speakers system like the Bose cinemate (this goes back to my original problem of mounting speakers to the wall), or using a old pair of McIntosh ML-2c speakers for my home theater. My wife likes the way they look, and they would fit in our house well.
So my question is.....would a pair of ML-2c speakers work as a home theater system or would it just sound like a concert. I want something that has a nice sound and range and would sound good watching a tv show, football game, or movie.
Does anyone have any experience using these speakers with a home theater?
Also, in wall/ in ceiling speakers aren't an option.
Any other ideas would be helpful as well.