Originally Posted by GETREAL95
That's interesting, there is an advantage of going the 228's as LCR's, as it allows $3k to spend on another S2, which is why I suggested it at the beginning, however, I'm sure once I have set it all up and have it running, it would always sit at the back of my mind thinking 'I wonder how it would sound with the 212's?'. So to eliminate any chance or thought of upgrading, going the 212's would be 'future proofing' the setup. I will just have to budget for an additional S2 later on once my wallet recovers.
I should also mention that for the past 8 years I have been using a Yamaha 5.1 setup worth $3k, due to living in a 2 bedroom apartment. My new house with dedicated HT room should be ready in around 3 months or so, I'm sure the 212's, with S2 and Submersive should satisfy my needs for a while....
If you have a smaller room, the 228's would be fine and as you said, it would pay for another S2. Another cost option would be a 5.2 with a single 8 for the center and 2 single 8's for surround. Most people do not know how good the single 8 sounds. It was pretty the story of the day at the last NE GTG back in the spring. I know I was shocked when I heard it.
Originally Posted by jbrown15
Do you mostly just watch movies Dave? If that's the case I could defiantly see what you'd say that. I recently had a buddy over that loved my 228HT's and is thinking about buying a bunch of JTR stuff for his theatre room. I keep trying to steer him towards the 228HT's for his LCR and four S8's or Slant 8's for his surrounds along with two Cap 1000's. I know his layout and he's going to be a strictly movie guy to like me but he always likes to go to the extremes with anything he does or buys!....lol
Yeah I am pretty much all HT. 80% HT and 20% music.
Originally Posted by RMK!
Most of us here are at least .2 people
Interesting that you would trade off your 212's for 228's. Guess you are really liking the sound of the 228 center.
Again, this would have been back when I bought the 212's. I would never give up my big boys now. Clearly going to the 228's could have freed up some cash to go with 4 single 8's and dual S2's. I could have been complete at this point. .However, I do have dual PSA Triax's ordered, so at this point, I am close to my goal, I am just lacking my 4 single 8's and that will happen very soon. I wanted a pair of S2's and would have probably already bought them, but PSA gave me the option of trading in my dual XV-30s for what I paid for them to move up to dual Triax's, I mean I could not pass on that, also I like dealing with Tom and Jim and I love my PSA subs.
Another thing as mentioned above, If I would have ordered the 228's for the front stage, I might be sitting here right now wondering how the 212's sound and if I should have got them. You know how it goes. I am still looking forward to see what Jeff has up his sleeve next. We are close to getting our media room project underway. So if any toys should be revealed, I hope they come before my addition is done, because I am getting everything I want to complete this room and I will not upgrading for quite some time. I may have to leave the site. Edited by Reefdvr27 - 7/15/13 at 10:24am