Originally Posted by Dennis Murphy
Lemme get this straight. You're putting the towers, center, and two surround II's in that little condo? Sounds like adventures in lease breaking to me. Which I have no problem with. I don't think we've had any detailed reports on how a full complement of HT Songs sound, so it should be interesting.
Yes, that is correct. Offhand, the space will be around 9' wide x 12' long x 9' height. It is less than ideal for these speakers for sure. =)
The condo is a very open plan, the kitchen is next to this area, then my jacuzzi tub and bedroom (Condo is in a hotel and it used to be one of the honeymoon suites).
I own the condo so I won't break my lease, but choice words may be exchanged if I go too loud. My neighbor runs the bath at all hours and that sounds louder than most sound systems I have heard from neighbors.
I have a health collection of SACDs, DVD-Audio discs in addition to the CDs I am ripping for the SB Duet. I listen to a huge variety of music, so I can provide my comments on that subject.
Here is what I will be running with it:
Sony STR-DA3100 ES A/V Receiver (used as a pre for now)
5 Marantz MA-500 Monoblock amps
Oppo 980H Universal player - Analog outs
Toshiba A35 HD DVD Player (Optical, no advanced CODECs for now)
Sony 400 DVD Changer (Optical)
I plan on an Integra 9.8 or similar HDMI capable pre-pro or receiver eventually.
I will definitely take into account that the room is untreated and is much less than optimal both for size and speaker placement when I report back on it. I will be sure to add this to my comments if I hear anything that sounds unnatural.