Trying to decide on the speakers for our new home theater. I have narrowed it down to these options:
Mains - BP-8060ST
Center - CS-8060HD
Surrounds - SR-8040BP
Sub - none
Mains - Triton 3
Center - SuperCenter XL
Surrounds - SuperSat 3
Sub - none
Mains - 683
Center - HTM61
Surronds - DS3
Sub - ASW61ST
Mains - Motion 40
Center - Motion 30
Surrounds - Motion FX
Sub - DYN700W
The receiver will be a Denon AVR-X4000
The room is 13' in the front and 15' in the back, 17' deep with 8.5' ceiling. Insulated walls with drywall. Carpet over concrete slab.
Plan on a 120" diag. drop down screen, so that leaves about 2' on either side of the screen for the towers. They will need to be close to the side wall.
Center will be on a stand below the screen. (need something movable because there is a door behind the screen to the furnace room)
I like the idea of the DefTechs built in sub, but wonder if I will need a dedicated sub for a room this size. Also wonder if I should feed them with the sub out on the AVR or set them up as full size and let the internal crossover do the work.
I have heard a lot about the Golden Ear but the only store that has them does not have the DefTechs or the Martin Logan to compare to (nor do they carry Denon). Also when we listened to them, these seems very directional so might not work for a HT where we want a large sweet spot so everyone can enjoy the movie.
From some visits to BB Magnolia, I have listened to these a few times (taking the wife this weekend to listen some more) and think the Martin Logans sound great for music but this will be a movie room primarily.
For music and regular TV I have a setup in the great room with a nearly 10 year old set of Paradigm Studio 60 v.2, Studio CC v.2 and Studio ADP v.2, and sub. I could move these to the HT and back fill with something else if this would be a better choice for the HT. The great room is hard to fill as it is 20x40 with 22' ceilings.
If you own or have cross shopped any of these options, I appreciate your thoughts,