I am looking to add a center channel speaker as the first in a journey to build out a good 3.1 setup. My hope is to add a subwoofer and bookshelf speakers next year, and in the meantime enjoy better dialogue. I rarely listen to music. Our seats are about 10 ft from where I would place the center speaker and after going down the rabbit hole of 2 way vs 3 way, I opted for the latter, (initially I was going to go with the HSU hc-1mk2 since their subs have such glowing reviews). Now I am considering the following (trying to stay under $450:
Of these, the NHT seems the best option from the few reviews I've seen very few, which is why I am posting to the forum).
Part of me says to wait on the speaker and just get a new receiver, but decent ones seem outside my price range right now, except perhaps the Denon AVR-S760H
I appreciate any advice, thanks!