Originally Posted by Randall.White
The Three bookshelf is better than the ThreeC center?
Much. The 3C does not have good polars in the lower midrange, because of interference. It's not quite a bad as a "toppled MTM" because NHT's dome tweeter goes down an octave lower than most domes. But it's still pretty bad, and IME audibly different from the Three.
The Three is a very, very good speaker. It's voiced a tad hotter on top than the typical KEF, and it has wider coverage than the Uni-Q because the MF/HF drivers are smaller and working on a smaller baffle. So on second thought if you room has very reflective sidewalls (say, glass) a Q may actually be a better fit for your room. OTOH, if your room is an open-plan loft, then the wider coverage of the NHT design will be superior.
Originally Posted by Clinically_ill
I'm going to demo a set of Q700 & Q900 speakers on Sunday to see how I like them and if I do I will buy a set... I am just wondering if anybody has an opinion on how either set will be with my Parasound NewClassic 2250 (275wpc all channels driven) since I won't be able to listen to them on my own personal amp.***
Don't sweat it. Your amp is a low source impedance, high output design, so it won't interfere with the speakers at all. As long as you listen to them through a modern solid state (or "load invariant" Class D, e.g. Icepower, Hypex, Anaview) amp with a bit of power the amp won't matter.
What might matter is if your room configuration is much different from the showroom. Amps don't matter much. Rooms are huge.