Yes, another which speakers should I get thread.
My situation: 90% HT, 5% games, 5% music. My room is ~3200 cubic feet, and we sit back from the TV ~10 feet. I currently have KEF Q30 L/R, KEF Model 100 center, Axiom QS8 surrounds, and an SVS PB12-Plus subwoofer (LOVE this subwoofer by the way...).
Our main problem is with difficulty hearing dialogue with movies. So much so that my wife asked about upgrading the center channel
Score! So, my main focus is on the center, but of course I need good a good matching left and right
. Budget is ~$3000.
I've been looking at (note: I really have had a hard time finding detailed reviews of center speakers... most focus on the L/R):
1) Ascend Sierra Tower ($2100/pair) with matching Ascend Sierra Tower Center (~$1000). The issue is the Sierra Tower Center height (11") is probably too tall... I'll have to think about it.
2) Salk SongTower QWT ($2000/pair) with matching Salk SongCenter ($800). Just haven't found any reviews on the Salk SongCenter, plus it's an MTM design.
3) Do I even need towers when I have a good subwoofer? Was also considering Ascend Sierra-1 with NrT upgrade ($1050/pair) on speaker stands with matching Sierra-1 Center with NrT upgrade ($600). This would save me some money as well.
4) KEF Q900 ($1800 for a pair) with center KEF q600c ($600). A bit hesitant with this because I currently have KEFs which give me not the best dialogue (of course the ones I own are some 20 years old... so not a fair comparison).
What are your thoughts on these, and any other better suggestions? Again, my focus is on dialogue for home theater (of course the rest of it is important as well...), and yet I had a tough time finding any glowing reviews on any center channel speakers... Thanks!