Quick question, please: Silver 8 or 10?
Hi, first post here even though I have been reading on this site many times.
I am looking to buy new front speakers, and perhaps also new surrounds and a sub. The room is 14' wide, 8' tall, and 27' long, and extends through a big door arch another 12' making for 39' total depth. Maybe it's odd with the screen and speakers on the short side but that's what is possible here.
Usage is 2/3 music and 1/3 (currently) 5.0 surround movies. Have been thinking about better speakers and/or a sub for a long time. Today's speakers are old and cheap, driven by a 7.2-ch 150 W/ch receiver.
Now I have a chance to very good price on Silver 8's or 10's, and maybe also on same-series surrounds and a sub. I listened to Silver 8's a long time ago and liked them, however in a complete different (store) room. No chance to bring them home for trying out, unfortunately. I am aware that 6G is around the corner but I can't seem to justify what the price difference (to full retail price) would be.
What do you guess would sound better in my room - 8's or 10's? I was thinking that if I go with 10's, then there's a little less need for a sub for the movie sessions? On the other hand, I don't want something that is creating ridiculous bass resonance and adds nothing. Got the impression from reviews that 10's may be more relaxed to listed to while requiring a big room, perhaps much bigger that mine. Thanks for any quick advice!