I have been running Studio 100 V2, and the Studio CC for years. It was fine for home theater. Recently I upgraded to the CC 690 which (to me) has been a huge improvement. Its an amazing Centre for Home Theater imo. Last night (after a couple of beers), I switched my Studio 20 rears for the 100's. Note I run dual SVS SB13 Ultra.
You know what, the 20's for Home Theater sound almost identical to my ears as the 100 with the 2 subs. I played around with several movies this morning, and did some a/b comparisons. Pretty close with the subs being played. Bookshelfs also work better in my room, so it has me thinking... Just thought I would share.
Thanks for the reminder, totally forgot to mention that in my list on my last post. I dont know whether it was the room, settings, or install but in my research some tower owners claimed that towers were boomy and downgrading to a book shelf design cured that. I had read that the 20 does need some distance from the back wall for best performance (kinda like a tower) but I think thats even more the case for a tower with a rear facing port. Rear ported speakers can be more tricky to bend to your will, especially in smaller rooms where you may not have the flexibility for perfect placement. If there has ever been a constant in my theater (my livingroom), its that I have not had the room to properly set up speakers, especially surrounds. Hence also my first time ever in going with a bipole, up untill now Ive always ran monopole surrounds too close to the seating area and the adp 590 will be my first ever bipole, should be an interesting new experience. This will also be my first ever experience with an identical front stage (five 20s).
Edited by Type A - 6/30/13 at 8:01pm