I'm currently using five B&W M1's and Emotiva Ultra 12 in 5.1.
-5.1 setup in living room where movies are watched (15' x 10' ish)
-Kitchen/dining open to living room (15' x 20' ish)
-We play music to listen to in the whole house, biggest reason for the upgrade
I'd like to fill the air better. The M1s don't fill the space so well when I'm outside of the living room. Just looking for more output.
Choices are limited to on-walls as we want to keep floor space and utilize vertical space to be efficient with our small home. Looking to replace the fronts, but the best help would be to suggest two on-walls for left and right with a matching traditional fat center channel, as it can sit on the short entertainment center we have.
I'm not looking for the flattest speakers; anything less than 7" from the wall will do. I'd like 4"+ drivers to really get the most out of an upgrade from the M1s. Budget right now is anywhere between $500 and $3000. I don't like paying for name-brand premium so much, but they need to look decent, as they will be a lifestyle speaker.
Speakers I've considered so far:
-Home Theater Direct Flat Panel Speaker
-Definitive Technology Mythos 10
-Axiom M22 v3
-Paradigm Millennia 30
They're basically all top of the line in their respective series, since I'd like the most robust on-wall I can find, while not paying too much.
In summary, I'm looking for an on-wall for L(C)R with value, volume output, style, and brand reliability/product line-up if I ever want to upgrade in the future and keep the same tone.
Many thanks! Sorry the long post.