I know the 1010i has the 5 star award but would a system consisting of 1050 fronts and 1020 rears be better? I really prefer floorstanders but if the performance is worse then i will stick with the 1010i package
You have a few options here first get the 1010i and add some floorstanding speakers for a 7.1 . Also note you can buy 1030 and 1020 or 1020i and the same with 1050/ 1050i i stands for improved. The i being slighthly more expensive. I would add the 1030 to make a 7.1 or depending on price you could mix and match. say 1050i with centre 1010i and 1020i and get a decent sub . The Sub could be a bit better in the 1010i package not the punchiest around. The floorstanders are quite good for music as well.1050 about £200 1050i £300, 1020 £80 1020i £130 and 1030 is £130.