Originally Posted by HFGuy
The Procella stuff seems to be higher than my budget.
- The $20k budget is for speakers and their associated amplifiers, but not including a sub.
Hi HFGuy, as per Mark's question, it would be good to know your room dimensions (LxWxH) and your seating distance from the screen. The Procella speakers that most likely will give you what you are after, for a medium sized room, are the Procella P8 as L/C/R and the P6 as surrounds, they are designed to have Identical Voices(TM) so you can do an audition with either. The P8 is MSRP $2,599 and the P6 is $1,599, USD, delivered. That adds up to $14,193. That leaves you almost $6K for the amps and those Brystons you are looking at will work very nice indeed with the P8 and P6! Add a P15 subwoofer at $5,999 and you are all set. The P8 is THX Approved for PM3 (Professional Music Mixing and Monitoring) and THX Cinema projects.
Now, for THX Reference Level Playback:
P6: Up to 2 meters (6½ feet)
P8: Up to 4 meters (13 feet)
P815: Up to 8 meters (26 feet)
For Standard Playback:
P6: Up to 3 meters (10 feet)
P8: 2 meters to 6 meters (6½ to 20 feet)
P815: 5 meters to 10 meters (16½ to 33 feet)
Check your room size and that will tell you what you need to achieve either THX reference level playback, or maybe a bit less (standard playback). Both the P8 and the P6 can be hung On-wall, so you wouldn't need stands or make holes in your rented walls.