During the SACD/DVD-A era I was enamored to have a perfectly balanced 5.1 set-up.
So, I put this together a couple of years ago:
Studio 20 ver 5 (five of them)
Onkyo TX NR709
SVS 25-31 PC+
Pioneer Universal CD/DVD/DVD-A/SACD player (614?)
It sounds great and has provided many hours of enjoyment. Since BD has not quite filled in the gap with Hi-rez surround sound, I find myself listening and watching concert DVD’s in whatever format I get them in.
This make me want to upgrade the front speakers to something with a little more oomf. Recently, I auditioned a pair of Studio 60’s and they sounded just like my 20’s.
I’m thinking of jumping up to the 100’s or ……. Something entirely different for 2 channel, keeping the five 20’s for surround sound.
It's a shame that all BD disc aren't created equal. I've purchased some that are outstanding, and some that I wished I could have taken back.
I'm about to have what I'm calling a Jam Session with a few friends. We will be watching several bluray concerts and having some drinks. My system concise of the following: Yamaha RX-A2010, Paradigm monitor 9's V6, ADP-390's, ADP-190's, CC-290 and a PDR-100. My PS3 as a bluray player and a Samsung ES-7100 for my display. What better way to enjoy your equipment then to share(show off)with friends. While this may not be the ultimate system, it's mine and I love it. Concerts to be determined by my friends.
I am still deciding.... studio 60 and 690 center, or Sig2 and C5, or Sig6 and C5... its for mainly movies, and I will have a separate sub (or 2).
If its for movies, I'd probably save the cash and go for the 60's and CC-690. I'll probably get a lot of disagreement for this, but I think a CC-690 will outperform a C3 for movies only...And that's coming from someone who has a C3 and has heard the CC-690. However if you listen to music, go for the Sig's even if it means you have to step down to the C3.