Well, I know many followed the other thread, but for those that did not, my 9 channel setup that was being built has had the plug pulled. I just could not wait for my ED setup any longer.
I am now on the hunt, once again to find the "perfect" speaker for my application. I am going to be placing the setup in a 20x26 room with 12 ft ceilings that will be treated. Not a dedicated room, but a family room, that will be used most of the time for movies/tv. I have another "family room" type area with couches and wii etc. for the kids to "romp". I already have my display, which due to light factors and the amount of tv viewing, is a Sharp 80" led. I may add a pj with electric screen later on for night time movie watching. I am looking for a speaker setup that has the ability to knock you over with its dynamic ability, but maintains great finese. I love that feeling of getting punched in the chest by effects. I also need the setup to be somewhat of a "looker". Sound comes first, but I certainly don't want unfinished looking boxes in the middle of my family room, I have come to the conclusion that overly "forward" or "bright" are not charateristics that appeal to me, making it even tougher to find something with these dynamic capabilities. I like to listen loud, but also require great detail at lower leves, as I will watch with the kids a lot and don't want to push the limits of their hearing just yet:D. I will try to give some info on things I have heard, so to give you guys an idea of what i have liked so far.
Paradigm studio 100(the latest version) with 7channel surround, powered off of anthem gear. The dynamic capabilities seemed to be there, but there was a bit too much "sparkle" at the top end. I felt like I would not get to listen at loud volumes for too long before developing fatigue.
PSB Synch one seven channel setup...This seem to fit the bill with the finese end of things, but didn't have quite the impact that I was after. Now in all fairness to the PSB, I have no idea what kind and amount of power was being fead to the system.
Triad (not sure which model) 7 channel setup in a dedicated room runing on parasound power. Very good, clean sound, but the subs were lacking. This doesnt' matter a whole lot becasue I will more than likely buy a couple of caps ro subms. I didn't get to really push the system, so the jury out on the dynamic ability.
B&W CT series on Rotel power...boring
Legacy Focuse SE in 2 channel setup. These sounded fantastic, but I am concerned witht the ribbon tweeters for surrounds due to the height they will be placed. These tings seemed to have it all, efficiency, finese, dynamics, but I only heard them in 2channel mode and don't know how the surrounds will perform. They were powered and processed by Rotel.
Klipsch thx ultra 2 of parasound. Had plenty of dynamics, but tore my head of with the high end and had no finese at all.
Budget is not a huge concern. Obviously value is great, but if need be, I can spend $10-12k on lcr and surrounds alone.
Sorry for the long post, just wanted to put as much info out there as possible. Thanks in advance to all for any help!