New to the NHT thread, and the search function doesn't seem to be very effective. I am contemplating upgrading to NHT Classic Twos or Threes up front and wanted some feedback. How is the vertical dispersion for these speakers, and how will having them placed close to/against the wall behind the speaker affect the sound?
My listening situation is this: due to aesthetic and practical concerns (pets, clumsy house guests of various ages) floor standers and bookshelves on stands are not an option in my living room. My current speakers are on the front, outside edges of my mantle, putting the bottom of the speaker roughly a foot above ear height. I've compensated somewhat by angling the rear of the speaker up slightly to point the tweeter down and more directly at the MLP, and I would likely do the same with any NHTs. I currently have Def Tech Promonitor 1000s up front. The Classic Threes are almost exactly the depth of the mantle, so they would sit basically flush with the wall; alternatively, the Twos could have a bit of space behind them.
I would of course be replacing all 5 speakers with NHT and selling off the Def Techs if I make the upgrade. It's a 5.1 system, but music listening is more important to me than HT.
Any input on whether shoehorning the Threes into the space versus Twos with a bit of space to breathe would be appreciated, as well as any input form anyone who has listened to either of these NHTs of the Def Tech PM1000s and can compare.
Finally, my AVR is a Denon 1913. I know the NHTs aren't as efficient as the Def Techs, so will I have trouble pushing them with what I have? Space is 14' x 22' with approx. 9' ceilings, but open to other areas.
Thank in advance