Hi Sooner, thanks for your input bro!
My bud is using 4 EMPtek 55ti towers, the e5ci center, 2 pair of bipole e55wi, and e5bi bookshelf with one of HSU subs. Now, his room is not the biggest in anyway. I think it is overkill. But I have not heard his new EMPtek yet, only when he had his Klipches' up.
The ARX a5 do sound very sweet. I was thinking about them over the Revels'. Then I read one of John's new post on here and he is saying that the A6 is in prototype mode.
This is a never ending battle. SOOO many choices, companies, design, sounds, etc. This is very frustrating, almost worst than chosing a name for a newborn lol.
Like I said, I am using 10-12 year old SONYs' (Front SS-MF315, Center SS-CN490, Surrounds 2 pairs SS-B1000) with a HSU vtf-3 with turbo charger. I mean crap, I could get some brand new HTiaB and that would probably sound better then what I am currently using minus the sub, lol. The reciever is about 6 years old, ONKYO TX-SR605
After we finally moved into our first house about four months I have been searching like crazy! The room I am in now is above the garage and at the end of the house so the noise is pretty much concealed. The room size is 25'X16' with a high ceiling the has a 45 degree angle and levels off like so / ` ` ` ` \
This equipment will eventually move into a bigger room when the basement gets finished.
When I first started to look I had my heart set on Axiom (M60 towers, VP160 center and 2 pairs of the QS8 surrounds). Then I started to read a lot of threads about how the fronts are just not worth it / you could do better / the company is not like it used to be, etc. Plus, the towers, not sure about the center are rated at 4ohms. My reciever can not handle that, nor do I feel like buying a new one now. The QS8 on the other hand I read about is boss.
Then I came across the Revel Concerta line (F,C,S-12's) which I love all around, but fear that line is going to be discontinued soon? Then I start reading about ARX, Wharfendale, Anthony Gallo, Philharmonic, Focal, Ascend, Monitor Audio, Dynaudion, Salk. Which started to detour me from the Revels.
Like my 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS, I want my speakers to be so awsome that they will still be around and in use after 15 years. As I said in my first post the primary use for my system is movies, followed by gaming. Cable, will be getting installed this weekend so that may change to primary as well. Music will be listen to as well, just not as severe as movies.