As the title suggests, I have a roughly $4K budget, I'm looking to get some great new speakers for my living room and well...I'm a noob.
The room is roughly 11.5 Ft wide and 16.5 ft long. The on axis listening position is about 9 feet away from the Center speaker. I'm not too concerned about off-axis listening cause there is nowhere anyone can really sit that is above 20 degree off axis or so.
Sound I'm Looking For:
I'm new to all this so don't have any technical terms I can use but what I am looking for is something that can make me feel like I'm in
the movie I'm watching, very enveloping, accurate sound. I'm going from Pioneer bookshelf speakers and tried out Fluance tower speakers. What I liked about the towers is they did make the movies feel more enveloping or large. I'm not sure if that is because
it's a tower or just some other feature of the speaker I don't quite understand. I returned the Fluance to get something quite a bit better in terms of quality though.
I have it in my mind that tower speakers will get me the sound I'm looking for but I'm not too sure thats the case.
Where I'm At Today:
My AVR is a Sony STR-DN1080.
I purchased Arendal 1961 towers and center with a SVS-PB1000 sub. For me the sound just feels too teeny. It says to give the speakers 50 hours to break-in so maybe breaking them in will make a difference but I'm not feeling super confident. (Curious everyones take on that).
Any opinions on what I should try? I was planning on trying out the Arendal 1723 S Monitors with the 1723 S Center. I'd try the 1723 S Tower speaker but it also seems on the smaller side to me and at least with the monitor I can lift it to ear level.
Also the Focal No 3 seem potentially interesting https://www.audioholics.com/tower-speaker-reviews/focal-vestia
but they don't seem to be released quite yet.
The Polk R700 seems okay but doesn't appear to be in stock anywhere.