Hey guys, while we're waiting on this thing to arrive, we are moving to a home that has a cathedral ceiling, and is open to the kitchen. In other words, there really isn't a back wall that's anywhere near the furniture. Since we're renting the place we don't want to be messing with drilling and installing rear speakers, so I've been thinking that one of these systems like the CT-500 would be best. It sounds like, from reading past threads, that the CT-100 is not only much more economical than the YSP-4000 (or the Yamaha 1100, which it sounds like has about the same sound quality as the YSP-4000 for a lot less), but most of you think it either sounds better than the YSP-4000 (or about the same). Is that right?
Assuming the CT-500 is an improvement on the CT-100, will it be good in a room that doesn't really have a back wall and that has a cathedral ceiling (or a great room)? Or should I spend more for a Yamaha? Another option is to buy Kef wireless for back speakers, but I really don't want to have to mess with outlets.
One thing I liked about the YSP-4000-- I'm not sure if the Sony has it-- is the ability to press a button and have the sound relocate to where you are. It is a good feature to use at night, for example, to keep the sound level down and yet still hear the TV.