Originally Posted by bryz
Hi everyone, I've lurked a long time and I was hoping for some input.
I have some size constraints above/below/beside my projector screen that I was hoping to address using on wall speakers. Initial plan was LCR Paradigm LP 2 (already have rears mounted, atmos in-ceiling).
Am I crazy to consider mixing Millenia LP 2 as my L/R and a Paradigm Monitor Centre 3? Will voicing be terrible doing this? I have a Marantz NR1607 driving this setup. Perhaps I should consider Millenia XL, but then I was concerned not enough power to drive these larger speakers?
I'm not fully opposed to another LP 2 as my centre, but I will have a media cabinet that can support a standard cabinet top speaker for a centre channel. I was hoping, in combination with a decent sub, a normal centre speaker may offset some of the 'hollowness' I've encountered when listening to on wall speakers. Any thoughts would be tremendously appreciated.
(As an aside, currently opposed to tower speakers due to small children, so on-wall is our best go to for now. I've also listened to, and enjoyed, Tribe II on wall, but they were becoming cost prohibitive and the depth was larger than desired.
So, I really tried for WAF on tower speakers, and got nowhere...so low profile it is.
Currently I think Totem is out of my budget, as I'd end up going for something like Tribe III to be happy...so for now, I think I'm going to seriously consider Paradigm LP 2 or XL. MSRP is 600CAD for LP 2, 850 for XL. I missed out on 20% off at my local dealer, but I figure he can give me at least some break on price for LCR + Sub.
I've seen some notes about C placement of an LP 2 or XL as being less than optimal due to panning being messy. This was a bit of why I thought to get a cabinet placed C channel to pair up with LP 2 or XL.
- I've heard XL, they sounded alright, but seemed lacking in some depth of sound. I figure that I'll be disappointed if I drop back to LP 2 then. Anyone actually compared LP 2 to XL?
- Bumping the question on matching up with a Paradigm Monitor Centre? Crazy? Worth it?
- Now I just need to figure out what sub to get. One store was pushing me toward JL Dominion 10", but I honestly have less of an ear for what to look for regarding sub. Given how important it is to have a sub with these on walls, assuming I move forward with Paradigm LP or XL, any ideas or suggestions?