Originally Posted by ALtlOff
Ya, the whole "how important are heightpspeakers" are what raised the question in my mind in the first place, so I may just have to experiment after all, hell I just moved, not like I don't have a few spare boxes lying around...lol.
As far as the Bi-Amping is concerned I've done some reading and understand the crossover thinking and am pretty comfortable with the factory tech, that was why I posed the question in this thread instead of somewhere else, (prob. should have explained things a little better) I should have said I was more over looking for other 2000 users impressions of the difference in putting the extra power to the separate drivers, highs/mids, since the original 2000's are notoriously power hungry and supposedly fuller and richer when fed that way, and if they thought that difference may add extra depth there instead of just adding extra sound up higher in the soundstage.
As far as the front 3, I'm running the full range pre-amp outs to the low level input for the 3 powered subs, not LFE, I'm letting the 1500's do that lifting.
Thanks for the reply
So, I did some experimenting over the weekend and heights it is, but I'm not going to use the SR8080bp's (prob. gonna just sell them) as I was putting things away I found my original surrounds from about twenty years ago, some BP-2's, (my first Def's were my BP-10's the BP-2's and my Powerfield 1500) I swapped them around for my center over the weekend just to put them through their paces and they're working perfectly, plus I like the idea of the 5 1/4" drivers more than the 4 1/2's in the 8080's, so those are my heights, and I won't need wides with the 2000's up front and the way their positioned. (Final positioning for most pleasing sound ended up being, subs in the rear, 180° out of phase, fronts 48° of center, aimed at the listeners, with the subs facing out and about 42"of the side walls) Now I absolutely don't regret going overboard early on when I really didn't have the room for everything, because now, even in a room this size the sound isn't only enveloping, it's extremely visceral.
Now, new question, new room, strictly music, 14 x 16 room with 2 large, open, doorways.
I'm using a 35w tube amp, (yaqin, nothing fancy) and CD's, as much as I would like to go big I just can't work it into the budget right now, so... no sub, just two speakers in stereo, I have the option of another pair of original BP-10's (not b's) or a pair of StudioMonitor 65's, what do you guys think? Or maybe something else, as long as it's D.T. and under our near the $800.00 mark.