Originally Posted by Augmont
not really wanting to put you on the spot but would you recommend not upgrading to 360's for a HT if one is currently using 150's as mains? If so can you please give your opinion as to why.
I have this mind set that i need to upgrade to 360 for fronts to give me a richer, deeper sound for my HT. I do plan on upgrading my sub (mostly likely a HSU sub) sometime down the road.
If anybody else would like to give their "IMO", that would be super.
I can think of one reason not to get the 360s in a HT set up...small room. Oh, one more, MONEY...but that can be overcome. I happen to have a room that is big enough for the 360s but not to big for the 150s...so I play around a bit. I have my surrounds 2-3 db HOT with the 360s but not so when I have the 150s up front. So if your room is small they'll just dominate
For HT I definitely prefer the 360s up front. The sound is just bigger, I get more bass, and thats what I want for HT. BUT, the 2 most important speakers in a HT setup it the sub and the center. I had a cheap sub and the 360s just overwhelmed it so a good sub is important.
The reason why I moved the 150s to the front was because as rears in my 7.1 I felt they were being wasted and I wanted to USE them. They are really amazing in 5.1 with my HSU so there they sit for a while. Actually, having the 360s increased my appreciation for the 150s because in a lot of cases the 150 setup performed as well as the 360 setup. Also, my room is small/medium 12x14x9 and totally closed so the 150s can rock HT. Since they sit on the 360s everyone thinks the 360s are playing! In a bigger room or one that is open the 360s will perform better than the 150s
The 360s are just better in all the ways you describe and they can preform on their own w/o a sub...I often do this at nite with DIRECT mode on the receiver.
If your just wanting more from the front stage and fuller, deeper, bigger sound then the 360s will give it to you.
I think what it comes down to is question of money. If you can find a pair of 360s at the discounted price I buy without hesitation. The 362s look like they're going for 600/pair shipped and at that price I'd buy a really good sub FIRST because there IMO there no point to getting the 360s if yo sub can't do them justice. It really depends on how much you have to spend and what you already have.
What do you have set up now? which sub?
Hope this helps