Hello! I'm looking for some advice on a major upgrade to my Family Room & Home Theater / Game Room systems. I am basically moving from a single 3.1 system that was driven by music sound quality to two systems that are more Home theater & family friendly.
Family Room System
Electronics: Denon AVR-3313CI, Sony BluRay Player, Cable TV, Chromcast, & Vizio P70 TV
Subwoofer: SVS SB12-NSD
The Family room is in a HUGE open area, it is open to the second floor and kitchen. The TV is mounted on the wall in a large wall recess. (See Floor plan image) We mostly will watch a few football games, kids shows when we are cooking dinner, random TV stuff, family movies, etc. When I had my main speakers down here hearing dialog was always an issue. I think it had to do with the fact that the speakers were in this deep box wall recess and everything is "hard" (tile floors, big flat walls without wall coverings, big windows, etc). The wife is deocrating the room, so WAF is CRITICAL here! I have settled on a simple 5.1 system. I'm looking at the SuperCinema 3D Array XL for the front array. Where I'm having issues is with the back surround speakers. The speakers must be mounted in the rear wall, but high (approximately 10-12ft high, basically the second floor wall). I have shown two red squares in the floor plan roughly where they will be located. Due to their height, i was thinking the HTR7000s. The local dealer suggested the MPX (without knowing the room layout & dimensions), but I think it was just for "dispersed sound" vs "localized" for surround. I'm not sure i really want to spend 2x on surrounds when I could get the Invista 525. Recommendations?
Home Theater Room System
Electronics: Denon AVR-X4000, Oppo BluRay Player, Chromcast, & Pioneer 60" Plasma TV
Speakers: Dynaudio Confidence C1s, Dynaudio Confidence Center
Subwoofer: SVS Ultra 12 Cylinder
The Home theater room is where we will do most of our serious movie viewing and is 1/2 home theater, and 1/2 game room for the kids. The main section of the room is 25'x15' with 9' ceilings. We are looking to have a 7.1 system, and I need to purchase the surround speakers. Due to the kids and WAF, we can't use floor standing speakers so we are looking for in-ceiling speakers. I have attached a few layout pictures of the room and locations for the 4 speakers we need to purchase. What recommendations does anyone have? HTR7000s for the rear surrounds an Invista 525 for sides? or what?
Thanks for for the help!
I think IÂm addicted to placebos!!!