Hi, We are really working diligently to catch up on our backorder, which we will. I very much appreciate everyone's patience. Some more responses: To Griley: You can certainly transition as you suggest. I think that you will find the timbre matching more of an issue with the center, than the rears, but in the short term your program will allow you to get to where you want to be.
To Geikel: I personally like tube amps, but a good solid state amp works really well too. It really depends on your budget and personal prejudices. I have used the Cayin for my loft in NY because I wanted something simple. In Maryland I use a pair of Atmaspheres with an Aesthetix IO. I have been listening to OTL tube amps since 1974 when Julius Futterman built me my pair of H3aas. Recently, in NY, I replaced the Cayin with a Decware SET integrated. I do enjoy being tweaky, why not? It is part of the fun for me. That said, we normally demo at the shows with a pair of Nelson Pass's class A amps with an Audio Research preamp. Last week I did an event with a Classe integrated, which sounded superb. And I've done several events with Peachtree Audio's I Nova, which also sounded very good. I've also used a $500 NAD integrated which worked well. Many of our dealers are selling the Tritons with Integra receivers, which work well, all things considered. The Anthem receivers are also very good. Really, a lot of this just comes down to personal taste and budget.
Regarding Ultralight 1's question: Although the set-up that you are suggesting is a little unusual, it will certainly sound good...if looking a little odd. The speakers actually sound excellent nearfield (close to the listener) and there would be no issue with the bass. That said, most listeners would opt for a system with SS 50s or SS 3s on the desk and one or two ForceField subs, just from a cosmetic standpoint. But, I'm sure that you are not necessarily "most people" so indulge yourself!
Regarding the comments about using an additional LFE channel sub in a home theater system: My general comment is that bass is like horsepower: some drivers are happy with the entry level Porsche 911 (which is certainly no slouch) while others want the firebreathing turbo. Same goes with bass. The bass with the Tritons built-in subs is outstanding and can provide a quite rousing experience with music or home theater. That said, I would be the last to say that adding a very, very good sub on the LFE channel for some of the more bombastic movies doesn't give you even more. Now again I say very, very good because anything less could actually compromise the performance and your experience with movies and especially with music. And I would use it only on the LFE channel and run the Tritons as Large. It is certainly not necessary, but either is a turbo Porsche or my Atmaspheres or an SET integrated. This is all about enjoying and indulging yourself. Have fun, Sandy