Originally Posted by Nebraskarrt
I appreciate your experience with the 321. Basically I have narrowed down my search to ysp-800, bose 321 and FullStageHD. I know you have said in previous posts that 321 and ysp sound better or vice versa in different applications. Id love to hear your pro's/con's on the ysp and bose 321. I think It most likey will come down to me buying each at trying it in my living room as it isnt a true square or rectangular room. The family room is open to the kitchen/dining room area in the back minus a half wall(open to the ceiling) that partially splits the room. The right wall (as if you were facing the tv) has 2 windows which is divided by a fireplace. The left wall also sports a half wall which on the other side is the stairs to the basement. A full wall is 4 feet or so beyond this wall. The tv is nearly centered between the right wall and the left "half wall". Any information is greatly apprecited.
The Fullstage I have never owned so I cant comment on that.
As far as the YSP800 vs the 321, I would have to say the YSP800 is my favorite, in the right room the YSP is off the hook, insain great and can and does rival any 5.1 system,,, in the right room that is.
I returned my YSP as my room was to open for it to work as well as it can.
The YSP seems to need more reflective walls than the 321 does, in a more wide open room the 321 seems to do better than the YSP.
I think the reason for that would be the 321 speakers are further apart with more seperation than the YSP so ya have little more room in speaker placement with the 321,,,,,, hope that makes sense.
My advice or 2 cents for what its worth and givin the room you have described, I would get the YSP and try it out and do the same with the 321.
Bottom line,,, when I was at CES and visited the Yamaha both and heard the YSP-800 demo set up I was speachless, the 5.1 sound coming from the YSP was jawdropping great, too bad it has to be in just the right room to sound so great.
If I had a square room with walls on each side and a back wall I would be owning a YSP and would never miss a 5.1 system ever ever ever.
If ya cant tell I really love the YSP,,,,, second choice would be the 321,,, both great units given the right room set up.