I just recently got a great deal on a huge entertainment center that has a cubby hole for a center speaker(well, some electronic but it works perfect for the center channel) and while looking to upgrade I realized I am having a hard time finding a good speaker set with a small enough center channel.
I have the Jamo 406 hcs1 something or other lol and the center is small. It was a great buy for a 5.0 set at 199 at frys a few years back but i'm ready to upgrade now. I have a yamaha 367v which i know is low end, but it does 3-D pass through and when i got it it was great for what I had. I've always read better speakers do more then a better reciever. So i opted for a HtiB setup with a real reciever looking to upgrade one day. My room is about 13x14 with about a 10ft vaulted cieling and one whole side is open.
I am looking for a bookshelf system(towers are too much for my room i think plus cost more) that is great but here is the problem. The hole for the speaker on the new entertainment center is only 6" x 23" . width is fine, but the hight i'm finding is really closing up my options of better systems. I started venturing out to all the brands i've read up on like Axiom, Aperion, HTD, and all of them have too big of center channels ......well for my setup
Does anybody have any idea what would be a good trade off. I ahve looked at Def Techs 1000s , polk, klipsch mainly but I need advice from people who have listened and know what they are talking about lol.
I like Polk and Klipsch.
Price isnt as much of an issue only because i'll buy in pieces and used if need be. I guess it should be under 1500 or so but i'll take any advice at the moment.