I am about to set up a home cinema system and would appreciate a spot of advice on appropiate kit for my room and budget. The room is 6.8m long and 5.2m wide with a 2.4m high ceiling. It is a lounge/diner with 2 fireplaces so very limited on where to position everything. There is also a 2yr-old boy running about so surround speakers will have to be wall-mounted (says the missus!). I'm thinking about the Onkyo TX-NR515 based on its review and am undecided on either Tannoy HTS-101 speakers or Q Acoustics 2000i 5.1 pack. Also, the carpet is being replaced so would like to hide the surround speaker cables, probably around the edges rather than straight across, but this means I need about 15-16m of cable for each surround and it will have to cope with lots of 90 degree bends around edges of fireplaces, alcoves and doorways! Budget is about £700, give or take.
Can anyone advise on whether the amp is suitable, which are the more appropriate speakers, and the best speaker cable for the job?