I'm looking into an entry level AVR and have settled on the Onkyo TX-NR414 as I do like my streaming music and the reviews look pretty good for this unit but I’m not sure which speakers to go for. I have a budget of around £200 for the speakers.
I currently have a pair of B&W 110i’s which are now quite long in the tooth but I like them and was wondering if these should remain as my main front pair, and if so do I buy a 5.1 package and leave two of them in the box or do I buy separate speakers and add them to the B&W’s?
I play a fair stack of music (techno/D&B so bass heavy) and will be plugging my record deck in to the amp with a pre amp and I’m not sure if the tiny speakers I see like the Tannoy SFX5.1 or the Cambridge Audio Lusso 20 5.1 (within my price range) would be up to the task.
The room is quite large 22” x 17” but I will need small rear speakers as my wife isn’t keen on huge boxes next to the sofa and yes I’ve bought her a spar day already but it didn’t help..
I'm also looking at the range of D-Line cable management to help tidy everything up. The house has stud walls but I don't fancy cutting into it just yet. Are there any other similar alternatives to D-Line?
Appreciate any advice and if I need to supply any further info please say.
EDIT: After more research I think it best to stick with my 110's and just add a centre speaker then upgrade the rears as and when. I think I should get enough bass from the main speakers and to be honest, we aren't looking for window rattling cinema bass, just a nice to listen to sound to complement the tv