Started obsessing about a year ago or so over my first and only panel/surround sound system through this board, Best Buy looking and listening visits (What else is there in South Florida?), and WEB prowling. I still have my money and the pleasure/agony or making choices.
Have pretty much decided on the Panasonic 58" VT25 although I don't think my vision allows me to get everything out of 3D viewing that others with binocular vision do, but the 2D raves are convincing enough for me to think it's worth the leap.
The sound system to go with it is a more perplexing matter. Could spend much more time listening if there were other places in which to do that, but comparing with all the different variables at work dimishes one's confidence, and the price ranges are staggering. I want a system that's going to produce high quality sound that won't make me continue to pine for my long lost Bose 901's. I have a set of Bose Companion 5's for my laptop which was half of my home theatre system when I lived on my sailboat for a decade. Still use it for decent sound in my house, but here the sound, while with good range and clarity, is "small."
Have started reading about Orb systems and the reviews they post are glowing. The business model makes sense, and if owners are truthful, it sounds like their speakers might be a good choice for me. The Mod 2's perhaps.
My living room area, which opens at the TV end into a dining area L, is 21' X 14' X 8'. If anyone here has experience with these speakers, has heard them, or has recommendations regarding the appropriate receiver/amp to go with this set up, I'd love to have your input. Christmas season is rolling around and the prices on the 58 Panny with Blue Ray player are still not too bad right now. I'm getting the bug to make a move on something again. Nobody will ever accuse me of being impulsive.