I'm trying to figure this out for myself. I live in an apartment and have 2 swan diva 6.1's, and the c3 center running through a sherwood r972, with an emotiva upa 5. this sounds really really good, and every time I fire them up I ask myself why I am even considering looking for better speakers. The only problem is the highs get a little shrill on these old ears, and was thinking raal's might remedy that. The diva's go down to 35 hz, and there are only a few hours in mid morning that I open them even half way. I am thinking about lcr sierra 2, with the LV12R and getting rid of the r972, and getting the dennon x4000 because it looks like you can control the sub for night time listening which will pretty much be all of my listening, and I am reading the sierra two's sound great at low volumes. I sit as close to my tv as possible just before pixels are visible so the sierra two's would be midfield monitors. I am concerned that unless the x4000 can seriously tame the 19 hz of the lv12r I probably shouldn't even consider it, but sierra 2's without a sub may not alone be enough for movies. I'd be ok at lower volumes with two sierra tower's/raal bass, but wouldn't be able to afford a horizon raal center, and don't really want to do a fantom center if I don't have to. Looking for a 70/30 theater/music setup.
I want to feel like I'm at the cinema as much as possible in an apartment. Of course I could also consider some really high end headphones, and an amp so I don't have to worry about neighbor's, like the audeze lcd-3, and a Schiit Mjolnir amp. That would be about the same price as the sierra 2 lcr, with lv12r... decisions, decisions.
Last edited by cranster; 06-16-2014 at 11:28 AM.