I am in the midst of building a 7.2 channel home theater and I have narrowed my speaker and amplifier choices down based on professional reviews, speaker design, and installation flexibility.
The problem I am running into is the inability to audition all of the speakers on my list because dealers in my area do not have them on display.
I would like to know if any of the members here have experience with any or all of the speakers I am considering. The room is 20x20x10 ft. and a Pioneer Elite SC-55 will be used for processing. The speakers will be used for movies and sports only.
Speakers under consideration:
Klipsch THX Ultra2 – not available for audition.
Triad InRoom Gold LCR & OnWall Gold Surround – not available for audition.
Atlantic Technology 8200e – not available for audition.
MK Sound S-150MKII & S-150T – auditioned.
B&W CT 7.3 LCRS – will be auditioned soon.
I listened to the old version of the MK Sound S-150MKII in a 7.1 configuration with a Marantz processor and ATI amp. The system was loud, detailed, and dynamic but the high frequencies were fatiguing. The demo room did not have any acoustical treatments and I wasn’t sure if the piercing sound was due to the ATI amp or the lack of acoustic treatment.
Amps under consideration:
Parasound Halo A51 & A21
Anthem Statement A5 & A2