I am the VERY happy owner of the new Susano.
What do you think about the KEF reference 205/2 speakers . Would this be according to you the "perfect" match? If yes I will then match them with the 201/2 for surround and the 204/2c as a center.
An alternative would be the Pioneer series S-1EX for stereo, S-7EX center and S-2EX for surround.
For both choises, would i need a subwoofer? I don't think so, but please let me have your opinion.
I have been a Kef "reference generation" user for many years and found that older models sounded far better to my ears than the 205 etc. line
. For the new HT room we auditioned many different sets and came to a short list of about 5.
My wife and I did many blind (A/B) tests with these, in both stereo and HT setting, and came every time back to the Pioneer 1EX's (with experiences as described in the Pioneer TAD EX speakers thread ). In the same shop they also had a set of the slightly smaller brother, the 3EX. They sound very close to the 1EX but perhaps miss the sparkle of Beryllium tweeter, however they sound amazing as well.
To make a long story short, we go for an all Pioneer HT set-up, with the exception of the subwoofers, which will be SVS PB13-Ultra's in piano black with SMS-1 EQ control.
So here it is::
Fronts 2x S-1EX-W, Center 1x S-7EX-W, and surrounds 4x S-3EX-W. All of these we managed to buy brand new in a closeout sale for a ridicules low price. The heart of the system will be Pioneers new 60inch plasma, the Susano SC-LX90 and new Blu-ray LX91 player. BTW the W in the code stands for dark wood (all most black) which awesome and very chique.
I did some A/B listening tests between the Velodyne DD-18 and SVS PB13-Ultra as well and to my ears I'll take the PB13 any time over the DD-18 for both music and movie. SVS make one heck of a subwoofer; please do check the many reviews and comparisons on the web.
The system is now officially on order
and we can't wait to hear this, however in de meantime we still have to do a lot of work in actually building the room (in a old farmhouse in the Netherlands) and that probably wouldn't be finished before Christmas