Originally Posted by cdnbum88
probably a repeat question on getting ST or STS speakers when you already have a decent sub.
If I have a ten for a center and gems for the rears. Beyond the theory of matching drivers, would I be better off gettig the one's instead of the ST or STS's?
Obviously a decent price difference but will I have a any real sound defiencies?
I assume when folks get these towers they use the sub in conjunction with their separate sub?
The One's would be very good, but the ST/STS's would be better. I'm not as concerned about driver sizes, per se, as many here are, but the Ten, Nine, ST and STS's have newer, improved versions of both the tweeter and midrange compared to the One's. It's not night and day, but it is an upgrade. Whether it is enough of one to warrant the extra cost is a matter of personal opinion.
Because I didn't have room for the Ten and the Nine hadn't been announced yet, I got a Three to go with my STS's. It has the older drivers. I noticed some difference at first, but after the Three broke in, the difference seemed to be reduced (or maybe it was my ears that were "broken in"
). Still, if there is to be a difference, I'd prefer the R/L to be my "best" speakers, because they still have the greatest demands placed on them.
I have two SVS subs that I use in conjunction with my STS's. I run the latter full bandwidth (aka "Large"), which is ideal for music and good for most movies as well. The subs still handle the LFE as well as lows from my center, surround and rear channels.