I wanted to get the JTR community opinion on the following speaker configurations would be best..(For 80% HT/20% music)...
Option A: 3 x 212, 4 x 228, 2 x OS
Option B: 3 x 212, 4 x 228, 2 x S2
option C: 3 x 212, 4 x 228, 4 x Hsu Subs($1k level)
option D: 3 x 215, 4 x 228, 2 x S2 (pre-wire for future when budget allows)
I spoke with Jeff he told me I would be wasting my $ with the 215's upfront, go with option A (surprise to hear the owner steer me away from his top of the line)...problem with option A is if the theater is to have a clean look with speakers behind the false wall and in columns, you cant hide 2 orbital shifters
My builder's HT team like option C, they claim nothing beats the smoothness of bass of 4 wall midpoint subs (12" $1K Hsu or SVS)
My preference is Option B or D...the raw output of dual S2 front & Back will surpass that perfect little (4) sub symmetry?
or option D- You listen to 215's upfront (which I will hear on 6/28 thanks to DLBeck-David) they turn you into a 50/50 music/HT user, and output enough bass, you can live without the S2 (but pre-wire side walls just in case) Can an S2 be fit in a large column? or look stupid so big? Possible difficulty blending the LFE of the 215's with added S2's if required..need a complex JR river or Rane setup config file?
Note- I show speakers next to each other for illustration only, but in reality the S2 up-front could be under center channel or side wall subs under surrounds.etc. 4 small subs can tuck in a column easy! etc...