Been reading reviews and information for quite some time on this site and finally decided it was time to join. I love music and video but Im realatively new to most aspects of hi-fi (playing everything on a computer right now).
My goal is to create a simple, good quality home theatre setup and I would greatly appreciate some more experienced input on the topic.
My current situation is this:
1. 10'L x 17'W carpeted room. Due to space constraints, I cant see going larger than a 2.0/2.1 setup for now.
2. Plasma TV in the middle of the 17'. The stand will force speakers to be about 9' (by coincidence) apart assuming 1' from the back wall. From what I've read this makes an equilateral triangle for listening assuming I place my seating just under 9' from the TV.
I have no other equipment, not even a disc player for the TV (its my first TV ever as mental as that may sound, Im hoping the Seahawks go to the SuperBowl and justify my purchase)
Been saving a bit, but I'm not 100% sure on equipments needs to satisfy my listening requirements which is why the range is somewhat broad. I'm willing to spend most of this budget on the speakers.
What I want for sure:
1. Oppo Bdp-103/105. From what I can tell, if I want superb video quality and to make full use of my TVs capability I should go with one of these two.
I listen mostly to Movie soundtracks, Radiohead/Muse and other percussive music and watch mostly Sci-Fi and action movies. Given this, I would like my future system to generate a really physical and powerfull bass (lots of current I believe) without making it sound boomy (if that makes sense).
My biggest question is the 103 vs. the 105 when considering my goals. Sure, the 105 has the good chips in it, but I'm not sure about its ability to function as a pre-amp (which it technically isnt) and drive a pair of full range speakers (and sub?). Then again, I have a small room.
Alternatively, I could go the 103 rout with a good AV reciever.
With the way Ive reasoned this out I guess alot of this depends on what speakers I get and how hungry they are. Thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated!