WOW! I go on lunch break and when I come back there are 20 new posts
Originally Posted by deepstang
So, the SCS would have been your 2nd choice? I know for my set-up you were recommending the HSU due its great sensitivity and off-axis performance. One thing that I did notice was that you were ranking the HSU last for the "Extreme off-axis test" and the "stand up / sit down vertical test". More than likely I will have the speakers on a 40" stand because my TV is mounted 6 feet high above the mantle
I wanted to ask if you could also comment on which speakers you thought was the most forward....and perhaps the best one for primary HT use. Thanks again for your time to this tread.
I think that no matter what L/C/R speakers you chose mounting them that high could work IF they are angled down, so they are directly facing toward ear-height at the listening position. They all had a relatively "forward" sound to them except for the Emotivas which tended to create a very nice subtle depth to the sound-stage. This creates a very natural space around the sound which enhances both music and home theater listening. It is the ONLY speaker under $1000 that I have heard do this! They will all do home theater well, but another important consideration that it sounds like you must take into account is how much space you will have between the rear of the speaker and the wall. If you will have less than 8" of space (for the mains or center channel) than I would recommend you consider sealed speaker designs (SVS and Emotiva). With rear facing ports the the speakers will tend to sound bloated and muddy if not given enough room.
Originally Posted by ack_bk
Hey, I am originally from Lakeland, FL and my family still lives there (I know live outside Salt Lake City, Utah).
Small world indeed
Originally Posted by browninggold
What no review of Aperion speakers ?????? Should be illegal
I had definitely considered Aperion B-Stock, but the prices for the mains and center channel that I was interested in was just over my budget. And because of the low sensitivities of their bookshelf speakers (5B = 84db , 6B = 82db) I would need to use an external amplifier to get the dynamic headroom that I need. [100W@90db (sensitivity) = 400W@84db (sensitivity)] Double the power required for every 3db increase in output.
Originally Posted by nealh
ack_bk...truly a small world. I work in Lakeland and Brandon, FL.
Muzikal-JRNE..thanks for the offer. I will PM you.
Now the question is should I get the SCS01 and used the saved money to get a new sub as well vs just the CMT 340 L/C/R and no new sub? My old sub is again from 6yr old Onkyo HTIB HT500. I have no idea the spec on it...it could be pure crap for all I know.
I would definitely get the SCS-01 and use the saved money for an upgraded sub. For primarily home theater use the SCS-01 sounds close enough to the CMT-340 that the price savings would definitely be more effectively spent going towards finding a sub able to keep up with your main speakers.
Originally Posted by cschang
Muzikal-JRNE.....any thoughts on adding acoustical treatments to your room? It is always good to see people take the time to compare speakers in their own environment, it really offers you a better understanding that reading the individual praises of good speakers really can not help you compare.
The acoustics of my family room space is actually pretty well balanced in its current state for being untreated. I am in the process of buying a house which will have a very live sound "without treatment" in my home theater space due to having tile floors, and I will definitely be experimenting with room treatments in the space to determine what works best.