Thanks for your input guys.
Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC
... I moved my M70's to surround and replaced them with A9's. The effect is awesome. The sound is way cool. I had M40's as surrounds and the 70's are way better. At first, I couldn't tell what I was most impressed with, the A9's as mains or the M70's as surrounds
Before buying the 70's I had M60 fronts and M50 surrounds. Then when I bought the 70's I at first kept the 50's at surround, but it only took a few minutes to realize that I really needed to put the 60's there.
I'm guessing if I put A9's up front then I'll probably feel the same way about moving the 70's to surround rather than leaving the 60's there.
You won't regret it. That is why I was considering the 50's as wides instead of the 40's.
If I ditch the 60's then I'll basically have TWO complete excess sound systems... two M60's, two M50's, two CS1's to get rid of... plus I still have some TSI bookshelf and satellites to sell too. I'm running out of room to stack the boxes in the basement.
- I'm curious if you considered the RTi A7's or just went straight for the A9's. Polk has RTi10's, essentially the same as RTi A7's on eBay for $600/pair, a lot more affordable than the A9's. It would seem that the 10's crossover at 2.8 KHz would be a better match to the M70's (2.4 KHz I think) than the A9's crossover at 1.8 KHz. But I read one review on AZ that the A7's were somewhat lacking in midrange, which is very important for HT. It looks like the A9's are huge speakers though. The RTi10's would probably fit in our space better. Tough decision.