I am planning a dedicated home theater, i decided to replace my speakers during the build, instead of as a future add-on.
Room dimensions are about 21 ft long x 11 ft wide x 9 ft ceilings. I cant upload a image from work but you can see a diagram on my build thread "cues and brews", current images on 2nd page.
Room will be mostly for movies. LCR to be placed behind AT screen, I will have about 30 inches behind the screen for speaker placement. 2 side columns and 2 rear columns for surrounds. I am trying to avoid focusing on the subs on this thread, but I will have a minimum of 2(thats all i know at this time)
Budget - slightly flexible
LCR @ $600-800 each
Surrounds @ $250-300 each
I went to BB and listened to some speakers. I was only able to listen to martin logan motion 40's (didnt love) and B & W 683's (thought they sounded great). I have a few places to visit with more complete selections. Klipsch RF-82's are speakers that i was interested in but have not yet heard. I also plan to compare all of the towers I am considering to the bookshelfs.
I am trying to finalize my column design. The surround columns are planned at 6 inches deep, I may be able to push this to 7 inches. Even if I recess into the wall I have a max of 9-10 inch depth. I cannot find many bookshelfs for that space. There are some shallower dipole/bipole surrounds, but my column design only allows a cloth front which limits me to monopoles. Klipsch has small bookshelfs available in their referrenced series, B&W bookshelfs are too large but they have satalite speakers or surround that would fit, I know I have a lot of on-wall options as well.
Is it foolish to guide the selection of my mains by what surround options are available in that line? Or should these be viewed as seperate purchases?
What are some other speakers in this price range that would be worth listening to?
Any good bookshelf options in the 250-300 dollar range with less than 9 inch depth?
Thanks for any help