Originally Posted by jaramill
For what position are you buying these speakers for? I actually looked online at those and thought they would be good to turn my 3.1 into a 5.1 (thus would be my rear left and right surround speakers).
I am planning to use the LX16 as Fronts (L and R) in a 3.1 system to start. Soon I will be adding rears to round out a 5.1 setup. I also have a Hsu Sub (STF-2 10") which I LOVE.
I really liked the Motion 4s, but felt they were just a bit thin in the lower midrange compared to some 5.25" bookshelf speakers (B&W) I compared them to. I thought these LX16s might be a be a good compromise because I really liked the ribbon tweeter.
I have really tight space requirements for my mains (as well as WAF concerns). It's a shame because budget is not really a concern. As a result of space and WAF, I really needed my bookshelf speakers to be 6.5" wide or less. I wanted to get up to a 5.25" woofer if I could, and it is really tough to find a 5.25" woofer in a bookshelf speaker that narrow. There were a few other nice speakers that fit the bill on width, but the matching center channel speaker was either too big, or too ugly (IMO) for me to consider. I liked the Motion C's size and aesthetics, and of course that great ribbon tweeter to match the LX16s.
I am planning Helos 20s in ceilings for my rears, although motion 4s are also a possibility. I currently have all the ceiling drywall out in my listening room, so in-ceilings are going to be easy. Wife is not crazy about rears on wall, and the room is not set up well as there is a sliding glass door where my left rear should go. I figured the 2 Helos 20s set up with their 2 sets of terminals bridged (left rear surround going to both terminals on one speaker, and right rear surround going to both terminals on the other) would give me a wider dispersion for surround which might be nice.
One of my main concerns is that the room is fairly bright acoustically, (wood floors with rug and windows and slider on back wall) so I hope I don't end up with too bright of a setup... I guess I will have to wait and see.
I am also a little concerned about driving the LXs and C with my Yamaha RX-A3000, as the LXs are 5 ohm and the C is 4 ohm. Hopefully I won't have issues. The Helos 20s are also 4 ohm, but bridged they are 8 ohm.
I do plan to run the Helos 20s bridged (as described above), although I have thought about using them to create a 7.1 setup by hooking up my side surround leads to one set of terminals and the rear surround leads to the other terminals. Curious if anyone has done this?