Originally posted by HTCrazy
I just heard this system and posted my impressions in the amp/reciever section:
HTCRAZY, thanks for this posting. I have been circling around this thing for a couple of weeks trying to decide what to do. I bought a house that came with pre-installed surround speakers. They are decent Klipsch in-ceiling speakers. My gripe(s) have been:
1) they are in-ceiling so I have very little to no opportunity to direct their sound. they do have a positionable tweeter horn but I don't really see much of a difference when I tweak them.
2) their positions are not balanced with the TV niche. The Niche is "right justified" on the wall while the main L/R speakers are in the corners of the ceiling. the result is that the right channel is probably where it should be but the left channel is about 7 feet off to the left of where it should be. The same problem exists for the rear channels. I really don't want to dig into the ceiling to try to re-wire the left channels so that they are more proportionally positioned.
When I read the reviews of the YSP-1, it really makes me wonder how it would sound compared with my current setup. I have an old Eosone center channel and Eosone sub-woofer. One of my major complaints has always been that voices are forever lost in the rest of the sound. This could be an issue with my receiver but I am convinced my center channel just sucks.
To make matters more interesting, I am right in the middle of designing the shelving for the media niche and have been stuck in a holding pattern for a few weeks trying to decide if I should design it for nice big expensive in-walls, less expensive book-shelfs or now this thing (all in an effort to resolve my dissatisfaction with my current speakers). I am leaning towards making the niche capable of housing both the YSP-1 and some decent book-shelves so I can defer the decision. I don't think I have the real-estate in the over-all area of the front of the niche to accomodate big in-walls.
Given your HT experience and your YSP-1 experience what would you recommend?
1) go with the YSP-1 and just use the existing Klipsh surrounds for music listening?
2) re-wire the position of the front left-channel and replace both front speakers with something that hangs down and gives more direct sound? (this could have a negative WAF considering the left speaker would be hanging out right in the middle)
3) opt for $$ in-walls
I guess I am trying to figure out how good the YSP-1 is. If I go with it, I solve so many other problems (new speakers, new locations, less $$ etc.)