& good sound = tower speakers... There no way to get around the physics of sound.
Oh and Bose suck.
Also does the budget include a receiver or just speakers only + how many speakers 5.1, 7.1, 7.2 ... so on.
I just moved into a new home that has 14' high ceilings. It is wired for a home sound system but I want my TV, dvd player, blue ray located in the living room to really crank. I want base and also the ability to connect an Mp3 player and my ITunes. I prefer ceiling mounted flush speakers but none will put out enough wattage. The living room is 20x 40'. Any ideas out there besides big old floor speakers??