Originally Posted by kutlow
My home theater is 16' w 22'd 9' ceilings. I have 3 DTS 10'S for subs. I have 4 Jtr Triple 8 for side surrounds and rear surrounds. I just sold my JTR Triple 12's That were for LCR duty. What would you recommend for Home Theater Movies? I was thinking of SH 50 for LF RF and something else for the center. Im looking to make this my last upgrade on speakers since it's becomming a money pit.
You may be waiting for advice from the source but in my opinion, there is nothing lacking in the SM60F's for HT duty.
In fact, in a smaller room, the wider pattern of the SM60F over the SH50 may be just the ticket to allow the listening position/sweet spot to be closer to the screen wall than the SH50's might allow.
I doubt that you need the extra SPL of the SH50's to keep up with your DTS-10's! On the other hand, there WILL be more mid-bass power from the SH50's than the SM60F's, the difference that 2 - 12" woofers make over 2 - 8" woofers.
But in your HT room, can you even use the couple of dB extra headroom that the SH50's offer over the SM60F's?
You raised the issue of budget, so I am chiming in, having direct experience with the SM60M and SM60F. The SM60F's as L/R pair in a 14'x17'x9' HT are never taxed to get up to 115 dB, loafing along and laughing at dynamic peaks all day long. The savings and smaller form factor may open up other possibilities in your HT design.
Of course, if overkill is just enough, then the SH50 (L/R) with the new SM96 as center should cure you of upgraditis, permanently!
Hope this helps!