It takes some work to setup ML's to get maximum benefits and the room is definitely a major player. I have the Odysseys and have owned the Aerius and Quest Z's. To raise the sound tilt the speaker back by using the leveling legs. You mave also want to raise the speaker from the floor a couple of inches using a homemade speaker stand - this helped my setup tremendously but my room is 22 x 22. The Aeons will probably not have the bass you want nor will the Ascents - the Odyssey is full of bass as is the Prodigy comparatively speaking. The ML sub will more than cover this but is pricey - an M&K sub will also work well and cost much less. Many amps will work as long as they can produce plenty of current and handle 2 ohm loads. I use Mcintosh but have used Krell , Levinson and Electrocompaniet. The Cinema is a good center to match but I use a Legacy Silverscreen and adjust the gain as it is really sensitive but gives vocals a really great presentation - better than my Cinema did. I use the LAT International speaker cables but also had great success with Alpha Core copper. The Aeons with a sub should give you all you are looking for in that size room. Dvd players are so many now but I own two really good ones - the Mcintosh 851 (pricey) and the Panasonic 2000 (also pricey). My kids have a Sony 7700 and it is really good. Some Sony units even have the SACD capability should you venture down that road. A friend has the Aeons with Silverscreen center (after hearing mine) and a M&K sub with Gallo Due rears and uses the latest Mcintosh HT receiver. His player is a Pioneer and it all looks and sounds really awesome. His room is 12 x 16.Good luck and have fun with it.
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