I am looking to upgrade my current system and really like what I have read about these speakers. I just wanted to get advice and input on a few things.
I have a media room/man cave that is 16x10.5x7 ft high ceiling. It has 1 door and the only small window is blocked off by insulation/plywood and covered by a 92" elite screen. There is carpeting on the floor, 2 walls are wood, and 2 are concrete with drywall over that. for furniture, there is a fabric sofa and an ottoman. As for sound, I currently have a Yamaha 6.1satellite speaker system with a matching sub (nsp 436 is the system number). This is hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V571 av receiver. The sound is good and I have been pleased with the speakers for the last 8 yrs, but it is lacking sonically when I listen to music. The imaging is ok, but the sub breaks up above 60db setting (my other speakers are set at 75db matching).
Here is what I am interested in from Hsu:
HC-1 MK2 Horn Center Channel
And a Subwoofer
Not sure which sub will work best for my room. I do not want too much bass for my room, but I don't want too little either. I am far from a bass-head, but I love my music and movies to be full sound-wise. Any advice? I would obviously like to spend the least possible to accomplish this.
I usually listen to my system at 80-90dbs, and want to make sure that the receiver will power the speakers appropriately? I also want to make sure they still sound good at lower volumes for TV viewing.
Lastly, positioning. I have read that these sound better away from the wall, than closer to it. I have only about 8" to the left of my screen before there is a corner and another wall. My current satellite speaker is 6" from the back and side wall. I fear this may be a problem with your larger speakers and affect the sound. What are your thoughts? I plan on using speaker stands, if that helps. (The right speaker will be close to the screen and about the same distance from the back wall, but about 30" from the side.) see below
And the right side, the curtain covers an electrical panel. It will remain as seen.
Do you think this will provide enough room to get the most sound out of the configuration I am considering? Will the speakers fit in? Should/can the center be wall mounted?
Anyways, thank you in advance for your help.