Starting a new home cinema system with my old floorstanders
I am putting my HiFi in the kitchen as this is where I spend most of my time, I have an Arcam Alpha 9 system (pre/power combo and CD) and will be adding some bookshelf speakers to replace the Acoustic Energy AE 120 floorstanders.
I would like to use these floorstanders as a part of a home cinema set up as they are in great condition, sound great and have very little resale value. I am looking at the Sony STR-DH820 reciever as from the reviews it looks to be a good 'budget' reciever and I already have as a Sony TV and Blue Ray player, so the whole system should play well together (correct me if I'm wrong on this point).
So, whats next?
Can I assume that by utilising the AE120's I won't need a sub as they have the capacity to produce plenty of bass?
Is the best way forward to purchase some kind of centre speaker giving me a stereo image with something in the middle.
I will work out rear satellites at a later date but for now I just want to get started and make some first improvements.
Any help or advise would be appreciated.