So after months of searching, listening, re listening and re researching I so far have put together:
Denon X1000 receiver
Fronts: Hsu HB-1 mk2
Sub: Hsu VTF-15h
Time to add center and surrounds and can't make up my mind. Center is a no brainer, matched to the fronts. But for surrounds I have some options:
1) Another set of hb-1's matching the fronts on wall mounts. This should sound the best but look the worst.
2) HSU in wall version
3) Some other wall mount that is smaller, preferably white (ie focal sib, something about that size)
4) In ceiling speakers (blah don't think I can take the tradeoff in sound)
I like to listen loud, and at the end of the day: sound > WAF. I think some in wall hiw-1's might be the answer, as long as it's not a huge trade off for surround duty. I have a wall about 3 feet behind the couch to mount them on/in. I want the surrounds still crossed over at 80/100 hz. 120 and my sub localizes since it's next to the couch end table style. My receiver allows separate x-over for front/center/rear/sub.
Any small options out there?
In walls a huge tradeoff?
If I get the big matching bookshelf speakers I'd probably have to corner mount them up high to keep them somewhat out of sight.
Last edited by KEV-LAR; 09-02-2014 at 11:51 PM.