Originally Posted by petabread
I've been looking at the Kef Q series, focal chorus, and some offerings from aperion. I have considered a kef q100/300 on it's side, but how is that any better than the kef centers? As they both use the same concentric driver.
The goal for the front sound-stage (LCR) is an even, consistent and unified sound (not the beefiest center). This is best achieved by having identical speakers LCR across the front.
But in reality almost all home audio systems have compromises, so it comes down to knowing and choosing your compromises. Examples ...
- If you have a dedicated home theater room and the budget and space for it identical speakers all around is ideal for HT/TV surround listening.
- For some people music listening is more important that HT/TV surround, so they may get large towers for their LR mains for optimal stereo music listening. Or they may opt for a 2.1 setup.
- If your AV system is in your living room then space restrictions may mandate your using a horizontal center speaker and smaller surround speakers, or, budget may necessitate smaller surround speakers.
All the variations are good - it just finding what works best for you