...So what about us Condo folks? I don't want to commit an AVS faux pas, but I value the quality of sound at "neighbor friendly" levels a great deal (as the neighbor isn't that friendly), and the size of the speakers, as SWMBO wanted the ORB set, but I called them "out of budget" unless they are that much better at their size than other units at the volume level I'm looking for.
This system will play 60% HT 40% Music. Budget for the speakers w/ sub is $700 all-in; max stretch to $1,000, but only if its needed to have good, clear, sound at my lower volumes in a small package. The room is roughly 10x14. Driving the bus will be the HK-247 based on the info (and pricing) around here.
So.. I am thinking TSS 1200 based on reviews, and the incredible pricing on ebay for new sets. That is as physically large as I can go. As I am not (?) pushing them at all, so should I get the 750, or even the 500? I do not want to pay for "better" speakers unless they are better at the volume level I am going to use them at, or will be longer lasting.
I have two sets of Polk 6800... I love them in one room for general viewing and music, and do not like them in the other for HT. (For reference to my current setup.)
So... good sounding smaller speakers at "normal" volumes... easy or hard to do? And have I picked well? That is the question. ...I was a member here starting back in 2005, but it seems lurking too much (and never logging in) has killed my former account (or I just lurked so long I forgot it.. sigh).
Good to see the environment is still top quality.