I'm looking to set up a 2.0 system in a small listening room with wood and ceramic floors, no carpet.
Usage is 50% movies (mostly dramas/comedies so voice clarity is the top priority and no plans to add sub) and 50% music (mainly jazz, classical, and vocal-dominated rock/alt/folk), but priority is on music.
Sitting position is about 8-9ft from the wall where my projector's image is.
Mainly listen at low to moderate volumes, around 60-80db. No party ambitions.
In the past, I have owned Ascend 340s and 170s, as well as Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 and (very briefly, thank god) Polk Monitor 30s. I liked the accuracy and transparency of the Ascends, but was floored with the lush midrange and bass presence of the Diamonds.
Could someone compare the sound signature of the Chane A1rx-c to:
a) Wharfedale Diamond 10.2
b) Ascend 170SE (for reference only---I just want to try something different)
c) Hsu HB-1, and
d) Wavecrest HVL-1?
I'm coming from the perspective that these are all high bang-for-the-buck speakers (esp. the HVL-1) so it's more about "different flavors of ice cream" personal preferences rather than "good" vs "bad"---am just curious as to how you would characterize these speakers' flavor in comparison to each other.
Whatever speakers I choose will be powered by either a Pansonic sa-xr55 class D receiver (bi-amping whenever possible), a Trends Audio T-amp, or an Onkyo 9050 integrated. Comments about how these speakers' output will likely be affected by those different amps are also welcome.