Hello all, I'm very new hear so bear with me. I'm looking for a little help on deciding what size and what speaker to use. Any help is a appriciated.
I'm looking to set up a my first hi-fi stereo. I'm working with a 12' x 17' room. I usually listen to Rock / Metal / Hip-Hop / Country / Electornica (I know weird but I'm really down on anything). I'm going to be using my Macbook to play my music through a Cambridge DAC Magic. From there I will be using an Onkyo TX-8555 (yeah I'm on a budget here). If you're unfamiliar with this unit it is a stereo amp/receicer with 100 watts per channel with A and B hook-ups. I want to get a pair of speakers that I can Bi-wire and get good bass out of since I will not be adding a subwoofer anytime soon. I also want to be able to crank these things pretty loud and really fill the room. Right now I'm deciding between PSB, Klipsch, EPOS, Warfdale, B&W and maybe Monitor.
I really like the Kipsch RB-81's because of the 8" driver. Wil a 6" or 5" be enough to fill this room with loud rock music? I'm looking to spend less than $1,000 for the pair but would love to spend half that if reccomended. What do you guys think?
I'm Also going to be using an external hard drive to store all my lossless music files. Connected to my macbook via usb, then to the dac, again connected via usb. Will that be a problem?