Hello all! I'm building a new home (you might have caught a few of my other threads) and have attached some pictures of what my media room will look like. While I won't have any of that furniture or equipment, the room will be identical. 18 feet long, 13 feet wide, and 10 feet at the highest point of the ceiling.
I originally was planning on tossing an MTM-210T in each corner of the front of the room, a 210C in the middle and calling it a day. I'd like to revisit that, however, since I've been digging around in the JTR sub thread.
In my setup, I THINK sealed towers will work best (or perhaps a sealed bookshelf), and it would be best to avoid ported bookshelf or towers? Any thoughts on that?
I'd place the LR, either on the sides of the room in the corners in front of the "cut-out" where the display resides (you can see there are wall plates there for speaker plates already, that's where the LR would go), OR, I could put the LR inside that "cut-out" on either side of the display. I'm not sure how that would sound though? I've always heard it best that you don't want to place speakers in an enclosed area...but would that really be enclosed? It's pretty large.
I will not be running a projector, and there will be a 65 inch direct view display in that "cut-out".
I am also replacing the rear twin doors with a single 36 inch solid core door, that I'll seal up.
At any rate, I'm also considering looking at JTR loudspeakers. What would compare to the MTM-210s from PSA, in the JTR line-up?
The 228HT? 212HT? 210RM? 210RTM? 212T?
Maybe a 210RTM on LR duty, with a 210RM for a center? That would be almost twice the price of the PSA MTM setup, and the towers would be ported. Would that be a problem? I mean, I'm going to have the LCR dang near right up next to the wall. I've always heard this is a problem with ported speakers.
Even the 228HT...it's ported. Would that be an in issue in either location where I want to put them?
Perhaps if I HAVE to go sealed, and want to stick with JTR...I do a trio of 210RMs since they're sealed?
Any suggestions and thoughts are appreciated. Any other brands are also welcome as well. This will be for 95% movies and games, VERY VERY little music if at all.
I will be running dual subs, either dual Cap 1400s possibly, or dual Cap 2400ULFs. Probably somehow have those up front firing at the MLP? Maybe have the LR where the wall plates are on the outside of the "cut-out", and then have the subs on either side of the display.
Or perhaps the other way around, and have the LR on the sides of the display in the "cut-out" and have the subs where the wall plates are?
Fire away with comments and suggestions.