So.... I got the S8s mounted as two slanted front wides, and two LP surrounds. Gave them a quick test, and wow! Everything improved another level over the deftech surrounds/wides I was using. It feels like I'm sitting in a bubble of sound. Everything matches nicely and the S8s really complement the 212s well.
BTW, I love front wides. Like I said, it's like sitting in a bubble of sound as Optimus Prime and Megatron go at it.
I do have two problems thought:
1. I want to put up rear surrounds... so I have to dish out more money for two more slanted 8s, and some how mount them to the ceiling.
2. I finally got my ClassD Audio SDS-470 amp and hooked it up to the LCR. Ran Audyssey and it complained the phase was not correct on the speakers. After some experimenting, I have to connect the speaker wires reversed in order to have Audyssey be happy. I'm using XLRs from the AV8801 to the SDS470. Anyone have any thoughts? Does it matter?