I'm turning 50 in June and my wife is letting me build a Home Theater set up. The electronics - Receiver - has to be capable of handling a variety of HDMI inputs and 1 or 2 HDMI outputs. HOWEVER, I do not want to run a 5.1 setup.
I would just prefer a pair of tower speakers that are not rear ported and have better than usual off-axis response so the rest of my family can enjoy the music/movies when we settle in for the night. Please help me - I never get chances like this - and my 50th Birthday is a big deal to me. Budget for towers is a measly $4K to $5K
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!