Originally Posted by DuderV
This is what I was thinking as well... As big as the room is and as much as I'm going to be spending I don't want to spend over $700 on a sound bar.
I just spoke to Episode and they strongly recommended me not mixing the 300, 500 and 700 together as the 700's have a catenary tweeter which is not timbre matched to the 300 or 500 also the drivers are paper molded and the 300 and 500 are polypropylene. Looks like this whole idea is out the window....
I think you have your answer then
And I know the installer is your friend, but the fact that he does this for a living and recommended that solution would give me some pause for concern.
I am matching them to a Martin Logan Dynamo 700 Subwoofer which I love the sound of and I will be getting about 50% off list on.
Just wanted to make sure you had a sub
While we are on the subject of other options do you have any recommendations for my situation? I would prefer to have tower speakers for L&R and a wall mountable center channel with in ceiling rear speakers. They will all be powered by a Denon AVR-2113Ci.
Oh and on the multiple quote issue, I am friends with the installer and the dealer so they have showed me the deal I am getting based on the margin... I usually always have 3 quotes provided but I feel pretty confident he isn't raking me over the coals. I do very much appreciate the advice and will hopefully end up with an amazing system!
Too be frank, I am not a fan of mixing in-room and on-wall speakers. They (on-wall) tend to be the worst compromise between an in-room speaker and an in-wall speaker. If you cannot make the in-room 700 center work, I would look into in-wall center options, or even an all in-wall solution.
As for other options I would look around locally and audition KEF, PSB, B&W, Paradigm, Deftech, Triad, and Goldenear. If you are open to an internet direct company, Ascend, Aperion, and SVS are all good options.
Aperion offers a free in-home trial on there speakers. Free shipping both ways.
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