Originally Posted by ALtlOff
Also, let me throw this out there, your room is as long as mine, since your looking at receivers, also check into 9.x receivers, you may be surprised that the price point won't be that much different, (probably about the same as if you replaced you 8040's) I think your room would work really well with the later addition of some wides, BP8's or BP6's right on the other side of that radiator space.
Just a thought....
(Refer to my Sig. though....lol)
So i had a busy couple days. Baja had one SR 8080 at a steal, so I am getting that in a few days. I was at my local shop (Abt) to get some Sonos for the house, and they were running a good sale on the SR 8080, so I picked up a pair, figuring I would replace the rear SR8040 with SR 8080. Reviewing my Marantz AVR manual I found out that it will run 9.1, but I have to choose between Front Height and Front Wide. Argh! Not a decision I was expecting to make.
So, my current set up will be as follows:
BP-8060ST front (2)
CS-8060HD center (1)
SR-8080BP surround L/R (2)
SR-8040BP surround back (2)
HSU VTF-15H sub (1)
Marantz 6008 (110 W /channel)
So I will have one extra SR 8080. I do not want to add the finances yet for another pair of towers for Wide Front (have curtains and acoustic treatments I want to do first).
Can I use the SR 8080 as Front Height speakers, or should I get a Mythos Gem (or similar directional speaker) for front height?
Since my ceiling is 7.5 feet high, should I just bag the whole idea of height speakers and sell my extra SR 8080?