Originally Posted by Smittyfit
Mfusick -> Hahaha, I only need 100 dB and I'm happy, anymore than that it's just too much. . What are the dimensions of the new fusion10? I like that it's small, I just don't know how small.
Thanks for the suggestion though!
The dimensions are 12.5" wide x 20" tall x 12" deep (with 3/4" front baffle attached) . Compared to mine, they are only slightly smaller. They are more narrow by 2" in the front, same height, and actually the new ones are a little deeper than mine.
I don't know if you are going to use the flat packs or get your own speaker box built at home, but the flat packs are tremendous, and very easy to do. You could build your speakers using only glue and some duct tape to hold them together. That's because they have channels built into them which make all the boards fit inside one another. I used clamps, but the box fit together so well I really didn't need to.
I would also recommend you get a completed cross over (XO), rather than build your own. I would say build your own if you have the solder and soldering iron, wire and material for the XO and you really want that experience of building it yourself.
That's why I'm having a hard time deciding between the fusion4 and fusion10. But now I'm 90% fusion10 10% fusion4
I would not have had a good answer until today, when I listened to my Fusion 10's using your music.
For picking a center speaker, to be honest you really can't make a mistake, because the Fusion 10's with a sub will really give you 99% of the sound and loudness you want. Any SEOS type center you pick will only make the sound better, but I think with your musical preferences a Fusion 10 center will match up the best. That's because you want chest thump power, and you want it loud. The Fusion 10 as a center will give you the most mid range punch of the speakers you were looking at.
I don't know if you will be playing music only or hooking your audio up to your TV. If you go with the Quad 4, it will give you very clear voices when watching TV, but it will not go as loud. The Fusion 10 will give you a clear center sound, and play loud when you ask for it.
Remember, I used only two Fusion 10's, and a sub which is not as good as yours, and I used low quality source material from Youtube. That sound level still completely ran me out of the room, and I could only go about half-way on the volume control at best. A third Fusion 10 will not add 33% more loudness, but it will be louder no matter what and it will match the sound levels of your L/R's when played loud for music.
To save money, use the Logan Martins for your surrounds. Surround speakers don't play full music normally, they play gun shots, birds chirping, and simply are not as important as the front three speakers, I watched some basketball last week. The center speaker sound was only the announcers talking, music was in the left/right front speakers. The only thing that came out of the surrounds were the sounds of tennis shoes squeaking, people clapping, and the ball clunking as it hit the rim. It was all background sounds.
I would invest in the front 3 speakers, for the absolutely best sound for your money.