Originally Posted by Sonic
By the way, are you thinking of replacing your Studio 20 v5 because you not satisfied with, or trying to improve, some aspect of the sound quality of your system? What needs to be fixed or improved? I think this question should always be asked when considering an "upgrade
I recently bought the Studio 20's v5. I live in an apartment. I'm very happy with the performance and don't intend on upgrading - I'm not sure what I would upgrade to. I would have bought a third Studio 20 for the center speaker, but I was fresh out of luck, so I decided that if I was going to buy a dedicated center, let me get something good. Enter the CC690 center.
I've also placed an order for dual SB12 SND subwoofers.
I was just interested in the measurements of some of the far more expensive speakers. Thought I would put them up against mine, but like Arny shows, you can achieve even better measuring speakers at a fraction of the price. I guess I just had limits on how little I wanted to spend. I wanted a certain level of fit and finish and I also wanted a reasonably flat speaker with good on-axis and off-axis response.
The scary thing is that, as you'll find, esoteric speakers more often than not measure very poorly, both in their on-axis and off-axis response. Wilson Audio come to mind.