Upgrading my mixed Ruark speakers/Yamaha 3020 AV system: given listening in places is hard right now I may just plunge in, so input from others helpful.
Room is 5m x 4m, vaulted ceiling (ridge across the room as you look forwards). No need for music - separate stereo system - so just AV performance, from Sky Q/Netflix/Blu-ray, with wired internet.
Thinking the Denon AVC6500H is a step up.
Speakers - currently looking at Monitor Audio Silver AV package (Silver 200, Silver C150 Centre, Silver FX Rears and Silver W12 Subwoofer), the B&W 603 package (603 fronts, 607 rears, HTM6 centre and ASW608 sub), possibly Fyne (F501 Floorstanding Speakers, F500 Bookshelf Speakers, F500C Centre Speaker with F3-12 Subwoofer).
Experiences with these welcomed, as are alternatives in similar price range.
Some comments from me:
- not overly a fan of the looks of the MA rears, but looks are not critical c./f. sound. Narrow fronts are helpful
- previous b&w speakers I’ve heard in hi-fi have been overly bright to my ears
- am likely to move to atmos at some point in next year or two - will have to have in-ceiling speakers as the ceiling is angles and it’s the only way to get correct positioning, will be a .4 setup for that. Could do it now with time on my hands I suppose…
Do any of these work better with Atmos than others? and finally, what in-ceiling speakers would people recommend for their choice of 5.1 setup?