Hi all,\n\nIt's finally my turn to start sprucing up in the home theater area in the house we moved in to, and I am evaluating options. Feeling lucky to have come across this forum and I am super excited! \n\nThe basement has a space that already has the area demarcated for the purpose. This is an open area in the complete finished basement that takes a footprint of 8.5x14 ft. There is a built-in area for the TV, which I am planning to partially tear down and make room for a larger TV (75"). \n\nBeen trying to come up with a decent audio setup for this area and I'm thinking to start with a 5.1 set up and if it makes sense upgrade it to a 5.1.2 later on. Not opposed to double subwoofer too if it is not too much overkill to this small space. I am not considering floor standing speakers for the front as the entire are has a row of cabinets and bookshelf speakers or mini-towers seem to fit the space on the counter-top better.\n\nI've though about the following combinations for audio and would like some thoughts from you guys here who have better experience working with these.\n\nOption 1:\nPolk S35, 2xPolk S20, 2xPolk S15, Polk HTS12 Sub\n\nOption 2:\nAscend CMT-340 SE, 4xAscend CBM 170, HSU VTF-2 MK5 Sub\n\nOption 3:\nAscend CMT-340 SE, 2xAscend CMT-340SE, 2xAscend CBM 170, HSU VTF-2 MK5 Sub\n\nOption 4:\nEmotiva C1+, 4xEmotiva B1+, HSU VTF-2 MK5 Sub\n\nThinking to drive this with a Denon AVR-X3500H or similar. I would like recommendations on this too.\n\nI've attached a picture of the basement layout and where the HT would go along with the speakers.