Originally Posted by skip61
Dr.DTS your center speaker is really small compared to your mains. Any thought of upgrading it to match your mains ?
It does look a bit out-of-place. But the 'Little guy' can pretty much handle about everything thrown at it. My original setup was justa 5.1 9Boston Micro 9000) with a old Denon 1801 AVR we had for like 8 yrs. Prior to that I bought the PSB 500 Centurys. They've pretty much been stuck in storage after trying to sell them.
I then last year bought a new AVR...Yamaha RX-V671 which is really remarkable and handles the load and needs mainly ARC with one feed to the TV. It also uses a unique form of 3D sound with a 7.1 Presence Surround. Since we don't really have the space for a typical 7.1 I put the PSBs in the front to help on the lower end while the two small Bostons in the front corners are now used as "Fill in Presence". The output is around 30% vs the 100% of the other speakers.
You can do some fine tuning in several areas as dilalogue lift, adjusting speaker size and increase or decreasing the DB levels. It actually has balanced out quite well. Plus I've never really been a fan of 7.1 or even 5.1 music. For music part the PSB's just cannot be beat with additional low end from the Boston Sub. But with the current setup I still get enough sound via 7.1, just not the typical arrangement.