My Absolute Wall speakers arrived Friday, and I finally was able to finish up the complete NHT surround system in the bedroom this past weekend. My old M&K system anchored with S125s on their matching M&K column stands for main L/R and a S125C for the center has served me well for many years for movie surround sound (and they are still quite capable and more than adequate for that purpose), however the last few years they were just for an occasional movie as a secondary system in the bedroom and not really getting that much use.
The whole point of replacing that M&K system was to be able to get back to doing more 2 channel music listening since that's not really the M&K's forte` (IMHO of course), and also because that room is actually better for music than the family room where the main system is located, while still being able to watch an occasional movie in the bedroom. Ever since late November/early December when the Absolute Towers arrived followed by the Threes in January getting back to 2 channel was exactly what I've been doing. It was a real treat to listen to CDs again that I hadn't played in a long, long time since the last few years were mostly for movies more than music.
I have finally reached a decision on the Classic Threes vs the Absolute Towers. I was actually expecting quite the opposite going in to it, but my choice between them is the Towers. I just feel that they have more detail and better imaging than the Threes (not that the Threes lack in imaging and detail in any way), and I also feel the Towers also have better dynamics.
So the speaker system is -
Absolute Towers Front L/R
2C center speaker
Absolute Zero wides
Absolute Wall surrounds and heights
dual B-12d subs