8 or 9 feet ceilings are just fine for audio. gives you enough room to breathe, and keeps the cubic volume down for needing less subs to pressurize the space
As for receivers check out accessories4less...a lot of HTS forum users have purchased equipment from them. I personally have. You can get a substantially lower price on a refurbished product and they have a very good reputation.Thanks Mike - good to know I have that flexibility - so I will do between 8-10 feet. Thanks for the quick responses.
I'm assuming since it's such a small room I would not need much POWER for sound?
Are there any systems that would have all I the sound equipment I would need that you recommend? I know that's a very broad question - anything below $500? If not, anything below $1,000? Or is this question for another forum/thread?