Originally Posted by asoofi1
Just go with the 210RT. You can't go wrong. Music and movies...you've got it all covered.
You know, just looking at the numbers, it doesn't seem like the 210RTs are that
much bigger than my B&W 803s. The dimensions are 43"x12.25x16.5 vs 40"x10"x13". The comparative volumes, however, are 8691in^3 vs 5200 in^3! That doesn't look right, but it is... and, it's a 67% increase in volume!
Notwithstanding those cold, hard facts, on the floor the 803s don't feel like they're taking up much room, so perhaps the 210RTs, on the floor, wouldn't feel too big. Then I would place the third on the little dais behind the screen, and the high frequency centers would be, more or less, on the same line. Certainly better than what I have right now. I'd have to leave those curtains open (under the screen), or change the curtain material (significantly)... Man, do I like the idea of 38hz-24khz from the LCRs.
I don't know. I keep trying to convince myself that one of the 210 or 212 choices would work out, but... they don't. No, I just have to accept that my little theater has always been a place of compromise. The 228HTs are what I'm going to have to go with. However, that's only a compromise for options chosen from within the JTR product line. When looked at in a more absolute sense, it's not a compromise at all.
So... now I need to come up with a swing-away mount arrangement for the L speaker, since it will occupy the space directly in front of the equipment rack.
I'm going to re-post my theater picture again... with the 228s penciled in:
So, I can attach to a point on the wall just below the screen, with a mount that supports the speaker from below and has a single articulation (at the wall), that would let the speaker swing to the right when I need access to the rack, and back into place for normal operation. Something like:
Only upside down, and with some added verticality
to bring the speaker up (sorry for taking grammatical liberty)... actually, I just this minute came across this, while searching on amazon for an example. This is made by Peavey, and I think it may be just the thing I'm looking for. I'll have to order one, and see if it can be made to work for me.
The R is no problem... for one thing, it doesn't have to move, and for another, I have some available wall space. Likewise, the C won't be a problem.
Jeff and I are currently in the process of getting me 3 228s... I've got 4-5 weeks to figure out this mount.
p.s. If you have any ideas for the L's mount, please chime in...