Hi, Sorry I've taken a while to get back here. Some answers, or thoughts: To esautomatix- All this is very personal. In general, I believe that the diffuse quality of the sound should be in the mix itself, and not added to by the speakers. That said, I like the 525 and 650 a little behind the listener with the tweeters aimed at the listener. With the 7000s, you can put them further back. Regarding amps, I haven't listened critically to the Anthems or Emotivas. In general, depending on how loud you listen, amp quality is more important that watts. I have heard some very good things about the Pioneer Elite receiver that sells for around $2500. Also, we used the top-of-the-line Arcam receiver at CES and it sounded great.
To Jaremy, Sorry for the delay in answering your questions. I see that you have modified your system concept. First, the tweeter in all the in-ceilings is the same. You can use 525s or 650s or 7000s, with the 7000s giving you somewhat clearer more focussed information. Regarding the Bass Management in Anthem Receivers- We have explored this and were surprised to discover that the Anthems, as opposed to most other receivers and processors (including Anthem's own separates) do not channel the LFE information to the left and right channels when you set them to Large Left and Right and No Sub. So, with the Anthems, you want to configure them as Large Left and Right, Sub Yes, and use the LFE out into the Tritons' LFE in. I would still run the left and right as full range.
To Gingerman-The Aon 3 will certainly work well as a center and blend well with the Tritons. It doesn't have quite the midrange detail of the Tritons and 50C, but is still quite excellent. It does, however, have significantly better low frequency performance, so it can be crossed in lower. To Rob from NJ- I'm glad that you had the opportunity to hear the Triton Twos set up well and properly demo'ed. Regarding the center, if you go back on the forum, you can find my detailed comments on this. Basically, when you cross the 50C in at 100 Hz, the low bass is directed to the subs in the Tritons and you get a virtual or phantom center channel subwoofer. It works great. The Tritons were designed to be an exceptional speaker which excelled with all program material including music and movies. I think most listeners and all the reviewers agree that we have succeeded and then some. And the first Aon review is up on CNET, with more to come. Enjoy, Sandy