I just moved into a pretty big space, it has 14’ ceilings and the main room is about 20’x20’. It’s a loft though, so it’s pretty open into the rest of the space and the walls are thin, so I don’t want to blow my neighbors away; however, I do want to get some great sound in the space. I would prefer to do a 2.1 or 3.1 setup. I would love to do something like a vintage Klipsch (Hersey, Forte, etc.), but am open to what you all think may work? I am putting in a projector for movies, but will be listening to music maybe 75% of the time.
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I use a mix of Klipsch and JBL in a medium sized room with an arched 18’ ceiling height. I happen to like the sound signature very much. Room needs treatment but i still get great party sound and i have choices. Esch of these speakers has a different sound and used for different styles of music and HT applications. What did you finally go with?