With small foootprint speakers like the Takes, the RC Micros and RC Minis in my expeience there is no reason to go the soundbar route. Soundbars are a legitimate option if you can't or prefer not to have a reciever. I went from a soundbar to the Take Classics and now I have the RC Mini and it really is no contest in terms of sound quality. On top of that even with the placement limitations of your equipment rack, small L/C/R speakers will give you a wider stage and more separation than most soundbars. I have my RC Minis on 5 ft. wide glass desk which is not ideal but they still sound great. Just make sure you position the left and right speakers as close to the outer edge of you rack as possible,and raise the speakers as close to ear height as possible and you will fine.
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2/2/10 at 1:03pm