yea everything is "s1" or just plain CM if you will. I am sure I am missing out on some of the improvements of the s2 line in the cm5 and cmc2 but not so much with the cm10s. at least that is what i understand from my limited knowledge/experience.
edit - everything below this line is essentially verbal spewing with some advice needed sprinkled in so feel free to skip it
My biggest obstacle is a oddly shaped room with a vent pass smack in the middle stretching from left to right wall where my only realistic options are to have the MLP just in front (6 feet or so from the tv) or just behind it 9( or more feet) from tv. the change in sound due to the this lower hanging vent pass is pretty significant. In addition it also carries air of course and when the HVAC comes on it is quite loud. the entire heating and air system sits behind my right wall and there are two doors with vented panels as well as an entire wall with zero insulation. I am renting so work on that area is hard to justify....
however - i understand how beneficial some acoustic treatment could be to this room and setup and now with the package of speakers (assuming my sr5009 from marantz is plenty of juice for multi channel surround sound music and the UD7007 has to be good enough source quality) i have no more excuses not to spend some time thinking about positioning and maybe temp treatments/furniture adjustments to help out the situation.
Any ideas on buffering the sounds from the hvac unit?
Also - anyone have suggestions for whether I should go with the smaller/closer to the tv setup for MLP vs the behind the vent pass setup? my room is a 17 X17 X8.5 with the vent pass being a full foot if not just more extending down about 10feet from front wall. it is about 3 feet in width so essentially the vent pass is 3X 1 X 17. Also the right rear of the room opens up half way across the rear wall to a bathroom and stair well so the right wall is almost double in length then the left if that makes sense.
right now I am going to set things up this way and see what happens:
Cm10 front L and R: 18 inches from front wall
Cmc2 center: 12 inches from back wall directly under the television
CM5s (when they arrive) I will hope to find decent stands for and put them directly left and right of MLP (about 6 feet in each direction)
Svs SB200s: since I have 2 of these I will sub crawl now that the wife is asleep and no one is here to laugh at me
for the placement of these but so far it appears right under the vent pass to the left and right of MLP gives me the best bass in current setup.
MLP will be about 7 feet from front left and right speakers and closer to 8 from the center - and front left and right are sitting just over 6 feet apart from each other centered around the tv and slightly forward - towing them in just a bit because my whole setup is closer to right wall then left and cant do much about that.
love to hear ideas or obvious flaws in my process thus far but since i have asked a million times for help and gotten great feedback since i joined this forum i am feeling pretty good about some trial (listen) and error to try and get the mains/center and subs in the right spots before the cm5s show up to add to the mix.
picked up a Clapton blu ray (dts hd mater audio) which will help serve during guidance and because second to mark knopfler/dire straits Clapton's style of playing IMO is second to none...(I auditioned my CM10s with dire straits and listened to cm9 s2s with knopfler which helped push me over the edge of becoming a big fan of B&W sound. I have never heard a set of towers fill a room yet still sound so clean in my brief experience.