About to pull the trigger on HSU 3.0 Speaker package ....
Goal is HT setup for mostly movies. Will listen to music, but not critical at all. If I like the sound I will get a set of HB-1's for surrounds.
I have no sub, but after discretionary money is saved up again will probably look at a PSA XV15 or Outlaw lfm-1 ex, would really the the VTF-15H, but prefer the better price on the XV15 (that discussion is for another thread when money allows).
I have been reading the threads, but I live in an audio wasteland. All I have been able to audition is typical Big Box speakers and some Paradigms.
Before I finally drop some coin is there other comparable 3.0 setups around this price which will give the a similar sound stage and "home theater" presence? I will be driving them with a Denon 1713. I don't want to go with separates.
I looked at Wharefdales, actually was in the order process, but it seems to get the best from them it you wanted to go with a separate amp with higher power, they were not as sensitive at the HB-1's, they also seem more geared to hi-fi than loud HT use so I canceled my order.
Ascend 170's get good reviews, but people don't talk about their dynamic range as much, they seem like very well rounded speakers, but not for the space and power I have. The 340's would be better but they are more then I want to spend.
I have heard Polk's and they just don't trip my trigger, for whatever reason.
Aside from the above mentioned am I missing something critical before I order?
Also, HSU has been very responsive to emailed questions. +1 for customer service!