Originally Posted by GIEGAR Edit:
** I recommend you put part of the notional saving ($700 -v- $3000) on the mains towards dual
SVS PC12-Plus's (or Ultras!). This is your most effective method of achieving loud, clean and smooth bass. Perhaps also step up to the Denon AVR-X4000, mainly for Audyssey XT32 + SubEQ HT.
Mini-update since I moved from San Jose, CA to Seattle, WA ...
I ended up ordering the Denon 3313CI since I was able to get it off Amazon for ~ $650 with free shipping via Prime. I love buying last year's high end at this year's discount!
It will be here this week.
The X4000, at $1300, is out of my budget although I was a little sad at having to pass on the SubEQ. Guess it is "subwoofer crawl" for optimal sub placement and using my SPL meter for balance. On the positive side it means more money towards my mains -- or TWO good subwoofers
(I ordered a cheap Dayton Audio Sub 1200 to tie me over until I get can a "real" bass system like the SVS, HSU, etc.) I'm *also* itching to build a sonosub. We'll see!
I'm taking another *really* good look at the EMP E55Ti Towers since I won't have a chance to get my Rockets back for a few months. I love like how the EMPs look. And the price is fantastic! Will they be a "step-up" from the Rockets? Dunno, but I'll find out in a few months IF I go with them -- in the mean-time I "need" to enjoy *something*!
I was able to snag an old Swan Diva center channel for $100 off craigslist before I moved!
Checking Craiglist in the Seattle area has nothing good listed for speakers or subs (for now.)
I took another look at the Salk SongTowers. I'm not a fan of the asymmetric look with the drivers + mesh grill cloth on top -- I like the speaker grill covering the *whole* speaker for aesthetics. The cherry + rosewood finish does look nice though!
Thanks for mentioning the Rythmiks. I've been looking at subs in the other forum and saw the LV12R mentioned. Will check out their sub lines.
I'm still curious how bookshelf speakers compare to tower speakers ... yeah, yeah, S
Edit: Fixed awkward grammar, added Rythmiks.