Nice setup RMK! I admire the Voice2 the most and I'm glad to hear it was a noticeable improvement from the Voice1. That's one pricey center, but at least you should have confidence to know you have the best. I'm glad Revel went all out on their Ultima2 center channel speaker, considering it's arguably the most important piece of a home theater setup.
Seeking advice & opinions on Gem2 + Voice2 setup for movies and occasional music:
I read this entire thread and I haven't heard anyone comment on their experiences with the Gem2 yet. Personally, I think it's a beautiful piece. I'm contemplating theGem2 for my fronts and surrounds, along with the optional stand, and the Voice2 with stand. I just don't want to deal with the heavy Salon2 or Studio2, and I don't care for their looks either (no offense to current owners). Now to have top quality fronts and surrounds while only weighing in at only 38 lbs would be godsend, IMO.
I plan on using an Elite Pioneer receiver to power everything, which provides 130w per channel. Would this be sufficient? If possible, I would prefer omitting an amp and all that jazz. I'd rather keep it simple and power all with one receiver. I don't need loud (I want accurate perfection), but I notice these Ultima2s have low frequency inputs and high frequency inputs. For accurate sound, can I just run speaker wire from my receiver to these Ultima2s without bi-wiring?
I also plan on setting my crossover to 80Hz, subs will be Genesis ServoSub 4/8
. (ya, I know the SVS PB13-Ultra will hit harder and lower, but it's size and weight are a big turn off).
Keep in mind that my home theater room is 8300 cubic feet.
Thanks in advance for any opinions you can provide. I'm hesitant to rely on dealers' suggestions because I'm concerned that they'll just tell me what I want to hear to close a sale.