Ok I'm in the early stages of planning a home theater. Probably be months before I actually purchase, but I want to start planning now for later. One thing I know is I'm on a limited budget. $600 for only 2 or 3 speakers is the ballpark to start with. I know not a lot to work with, but if I upgrade later they'll be transferred to another room. For now we'll assume I have a minimum level receiver(mid level Onkyo e.g.) with enough power and the latest functions to keep things on topic.
First off how about some advice to start with. My thinking was to start with a matched L-C-R 3.0 or even just 2.0 ? A good center for dialog is important, a sub doesn't seem as important to me as decent fronts and center to get me by until ending at 5.1 even later down the line. Your thoughts?
And tower vs. bookshelf? I prefer the look of towers, although I know they cost more, but then I'd have to get stands. I could make some DIY stands if needed. Either style suggestions are ok.
Feel free to throw any thoughts out there to steer me down the right path. Thanks for any help you can give me. Love this place!