Originally Posted by cdy2179
A member here recently reviewed another members setup with modded 4722 (beryllium upgraded CD) and a 3677 center. The reviewer has 3 3677s. He said he didn't think the 4722/3677 setup was any better than his 3677 setup and wouldn't swap to the 4722 even if he had more room (he has the $$). Like I said above ...setup, EQ, and the room acoustics play huge roles in the end result ..as does placebo (which i'm sure was a factor to some degree).. so take that what it's worth.
As for having exact matching speakers... sure that is always a plus. But that's not feasible really when you're talking 7.1.4 atmos. Also these speakers need some room to image. For instance my QSC 2150s were mounted perfect for the rear row but because the speaker is so tall the front row was off axis. That's why I sold it for the 3677, that and I felt the 3677 was just as good. To me it makes more sense to get something like Volt 10lx or similar for Atmos, rears, surrounds and they blend extremely well to my ears.. much better than the JBL cinema surrounds (i've owned 8340a and 8330a) Honestly a system with 11 volts 10lx (7.1.4) would be an awesome system (if one was hung up on matching)...of course without the insane slam of the JBLs.
Not casting doubt, but I will cast doubt
Having both the 3677 and 4722 in my room side by side and doing an A/B the 4722 was a better speaker. I switched back and forth and all my family members picked the 4722. Not putting down the 3677 because I owned 5 of them at one time. It is a great performer, but I think the 4722 in stock form is still better. With the upgraded CD, the gap widens significantly. Oh course this is subjective, but outside of
, I am one of the few who has had them both in their room. Agree 100% that room and setup plays a huge role. I am still a fan of the 3677 just giving my feedback. Me personally, I would rather have all matching of any speaker vs a mismatch. In many instance this isn't possible though, so I get it.
Originally Posted by jjackkrash
I have a 13' wide front wall and an 8' ceiling to work with. I have decided against a PJ for various reasons, but can build a false wall to hold the display and the equipment if I want. I have 60' of space behind to work with and can build a rear wall if I want.
Do ya'll feel like I have space for 7 3677's as bed channels with maybe 4 Volts for the Atmos overheads? Or even some lesser in-cielings with a directional tweeter might do the trick because I don't have much vertical space to work with?
Yes, you have plenty of room and that setup would sound awesome - knock your socks off awesome!!!! Why not SCS 8 for Atmos.