Originally Posted by mgrotel
Are those 1 gang electrical boxes? If so I used some mounts for my surrounds that mount to 1 gang boxes. I will post pics later, but they do have weight limits and the pioneers are over the limit for the mounts I used. My surrounds are mirage nanosats.
I believe so, yes. I'm not super handy so I can't say for sure, but they're the same kind of boxes used throughout the house in other outlets.
Originally Posted by nograveconcern
I used series2 for my front's and didn't use pioneers at all for surrounds since I decided on bipolar surrounds. In my space the bipolar’s are hugely superior as I can't get much distance between the side wall and the listening position in an 11' wide room. So, obviously, I'm not too concerned with having matching surrounds.
That said, you could use 41's for surrounds and 52's & c22 for fronts. The mismatch wouldn't be that big of a deal. However, if you think the 22's are too small then buy 2 extra centers and use those vertically for surrounds. The c22's are really nice MTM's. The real question should be "are the 41's better than vertical c22's" to which I would reply "no."
I'm using these:
to ceiling mount my 22lr's that I'm using for high's. They are adequate...barely. I wouldn't use them for the c22's mounted vertically or 41's. In that case I would just build a shelf of some kind or fly them w/ eye screws and wire.
Thanks for the tips. I think having C22's all around the media room would be a bit much! Plus I have no idea how I'd get them mounted. I'm intrigued at the thought of having series 2 fronts/sub and then 41's for the surrounds though. What exactly do you mean when you say it "wouldn't be that big of a deal?" I'm basically a novice when it comes to home theater. I just thought the 41's seemed more attractive since they can go up to 130w rather than 80w with the BS22's. My AVR output is 105w.
As for that mount, do you have that just screwed in to the top of the speakers? Is that ok? If so that makes the mounting process a lot easier, I was just worried about possibly drilling something that isn't meant to be punctured.
Originally Posted by BGLeduc
Personally, I would go with all first generation or all second generation.
The holy grail is to have all the exact same speakers at every position, plus a sub. Not many can do that.
Next would be all speakers from the same family.
As previously suggested, mixing and matching between the two generations will likely be just fine, but if you have the option, stick within the same family for the most seamless blend (assuming you can not put the exact same speakers in each position).
Ah. So you're saying that I'd be better off just buying 7x BS41's and then a subwoofer? That seems crazy! If I wasn't going to do that, my next question would be how much better is the series 2 over the series 1? If I went with all series 1 I could have BS41's for my surrounds... which is tempting. So basically I guess I'm looking at 3 possible set-ups:
1.) 2x FS51, C21, 4x BS41 + sub (all series 1)
2.) 2x FS52, C22, 4x BS41 + sub (mix-matched)
3.) 2x FS52, C22, 4x BS22 + sub (all series 2)
Which one of those would provide the best experience?
Thanks again to all of you. Without this forum I'd be truly lost throughout this process.