Hi, I'm sigpig, and I'm an AVS noob.
I have two setups, one in the living room, and the other in the basement.
The living room has a 46" Insignia LCD TV, a Samsung BD-P2500, Apple TV2, a PVR from our cable company, a Yamaha DSP-3000 (with wired Yamaha SW) to make all the stuff sound nice, and a Logitech Harmony One to make everything work together nicely.
The basement, however, gets the better stuff <evil grin>.
We have a (better) 55" Insignia LED LCD TV (pretty much Samsung under a different name), an HD cable box, a Western Digital Live TV media streamer (with 2TB HDD),a Samsung BD-P1600, and a Pioneer Elite SC-61 to drive the following speakers:
Post Audio DM-16 fronts (more on these below);
PSB Alpha One Front Heights;
Goldenear ForceField 3 1kW Subwoofer;
Sinclair Audio Sculptura Ci Centre (Need Advice!!!); and
Bose 201 Mk V Rear Surrounds (Real. Bose. Direct/Reflecting. Speakers).
The Post Audio DM-16s are monsters. They have 2 honkin' 12" woofers, a 5" mid-range, and a 1" tweeter. The info sticker tells me the following:
Operative power range: 10-300 Watts
Recommended Amp power: 10-170 Watts RMS
Frequency response: 28Hz - 20kHz
Crossover: 2kHz and 5kHz
What I would REALLY appreciate is some advice on a centre-channel speaker that would do justice to both the SC-61 and DM-16s, since a) the AVR is such a great piece of technology (especially for the deal I got), and b) I need a centre-channel that would provide the power, wide sound-stage, and, most of all, the CLARITY that is lacking in the Sculptura.
I have given the following speakers considerable thought, and ALMOST purchased the most expensive one (but held back due to some high-pressured sales tactics):
Totem Tribe 3 (demo sale, nearly 1/2 price);
Goldernear Supersat 60;
B&W HTM61 S2;
Paradigm Centre 3;
Paradigm Milennia 20; and
Totem Dreamcatcher Centre.
As you can see, I'm talking about somewhat serious speakers, not what you'd get at your local big box store. Being in Canada also has it's limitations, as we have limited delivery options from the USA. Any and all advice is welcome, especially if there is a speaker I haven't thought of yet. Of course, the best centre is another DM-16, but those are hard to find.