Guys, my lovely wife bought me (after much begging) two new front speakers: ATC SCM 19's (had to be stand mount). They are lovely in 2ch mode, with a much wider and deeper soundstage as well as incredible resolution (I'm hearing new, subtle parts of the music that I *thought* knew every note/nuance of). Still getting them broken in, but they are darned impressive speakers. Their resolution is nearly the same as the Vivid B1's (driven by Luxman Class A amp, etc., etc.) I heard in my house during an audio club event. I don't have the SCM 19's four feet out into the listening room though!
So, I have the old B&W LCR's and I am thinking of trying them in my system for a 7.2 system (vs. the 5.2 that I'm used to). Should I use them as wides or highs? Eventually, my wife will decide (aesthetics). I'm just wondering which one is preferred over the other? For wides, I can get about 6' or so wider than my front speakers. However, the left one will be quite a bit forward from the right one, though processing should take that out. If I go with the speakers in the 'high' position, they'll be about 3.5 - 4' above the mains, but narrower in width than the mains.
Looking forward to your input/ideas on this.
Marantz 8801 Marantz 7055 Merrill Thor Monobolcks Oppo 95 SystemDek IIX turntable ATC SCM 19 V2's (L&R) B&W LCR6 (center and heights) B&W in ceiling surround speakers Velodyne SPL-10 Subs (2) Sony xbr65x850a