Originally Posted by sunPin
Dual SVS SB-2000 after upgrading LCR. It's possible I might get a projector before I get the subs, but that will kind of depend on what I end up with for LCR. The Single 8 drops off after 80hz, so a sub upgrade might be more necessary immediately. That said, I already have a sub that I like, so I could stick with it until after I put the projector in.
Comments on that approach welcomed.
Gotcha. Many of the JTR speakers are designed to be used with subs, so you'd need to use something. The SVS subs can probably hold you over until you get a bigger room. The RT speakers are designed to be used with or without subs.
I haven't personally heard the S8s, but from what I've read, they really impressive for their size. If you are after extremely high fidelity, they probably fall short of the 3-way JTRs (HTRs and RTs.) This may not be noticeable for average content, but if you are after that last 5% of quality, it's something to consider.
On the other hand, the S8s are very practical, and their wide dispersion pattern is good for certain applications - not to mention lower cost.
The S8s are practical to wall mount and aim straight forward. The HTRs and RTs would need to be toed in. Not so practical for wall mounting, but they can be floor standing, inside the wall, or behind the screen. Keep in mind that floor standing HTRs and RTs can be placed against the wall and in corners with great results, thanks to the directivity control.
My instincts say that 210RTs tucked in the corners might be best, if the room can accommodate that.
Only you can say what your room can really accommodate. If it's S8s, and you use them with subs, that can work great.