Originally Posted by ABSiNTH
Nice....those make the cut...too many choices...
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You have upgraded to some serious electronics. Even overkill for your speaker budget for a movie system. I know... I'm a dealer for those electronics as well as many of the speaker lines people have recommended in this thread. I'm not criticizing your electronics choice, BTW. You certainly went for the outstanding and got it! That's never going to hurt you. I just want to make sure that in recommending your front stage that:
1- We wouldn't be wasting those beautiful Halo Amps
2 - Your budget and decor expectations are met.
Question: Are in-walls out of the question?
BG Radia is in Carson City. Call them and ask for Robin or Adam. Either would absolutely LOVE to have you come up and let you tour their facility and let you demo their speakers.
If it were my choice, I would do BG Radia In-Wall for your budget, electronics, WAF, and high performance expectations. There's not even a close second anywhere near these in performance. Not the Revels, the Synthesis, or the Triad. In fact, I like the Triads least on the list. Particularly for the cost/value.
That being said, if in-walls are out of the question I would recommend the Revel F208 or F206 depending on your room size. Even if you are turned off on the idea of in-wall, I would go have a listen and then reevaluate from there. They are THAT amazing and you have the electronics to make them sing their best.
Models I would suggest:
Home Theater Mag Review: http://www.hometheater.com/content/bg-radia-la-550-wall-speaker-system
And, because the center in-wall would require too much work, the CC-220 will be fine (unless you are doing custom woodwork, in which case do something larger if budget permits. They are all voiced the same so I would not hesitate using the in-room center if you have normal cabinetry under your display: http://bgcorp.com/in-wall_CC-IC.html
If the LA-550 is too long/large for you, then the SA-360 is unbelievable as wellhttp://bgcorp.com/in-wall_SA.html
. This could go in the wall and be covered by acoustically transparent artwork. We manufacture these ourselves for clients all the time to hide in-walls for the WAF. There are several sources for doing this.
Either way, in my opinion, both of the above options would give you one of the most unique, finest systems on these forums. Those speakers are unbelievable and virtually without peer.
The Synthesis would be my 3rd choice. Not because they aren't good. They are an excellent speaker and a great value. It's just that you would be upside down on proper budgetary allowances in electronics/speakers. Those LS80 towers can be powered by a $1,300-$2,000 receiver just fine. That's basically a nice lawn mower engine when you've got one of the world's finest V8 at your disposal.
Hope this gives you some food for thought!