Originally Posted by tcsee
Here are my setup, I'm 80% musics, 20% movies:Front L/R -- Boston VR2
Center -- Axiom VP150
Surround -- Axiom M22ti
Subwoofer -- M&K V75 MK3
Receiver -- Harman Kardon AVR320
OK, you might say the setup is not timbre matched for the front. But I don't mind about timbre matching as I'm only 20% on movies.
Initially i was moving towards Axiom speakers for all 5.1 speakers setup. Before making the purchase of Axiom M60ti for in home trial, I got the chance to listen to both VR3 and VR2.
I like both the VR2 and VR3 when first demonstrating using "Spanish Harlem". I'm very familiar with this song using the Axiom M22ti+the M&K sub.
I've auditioned Wharfedale, Klipsch, Paradigm, and Axiom M22ti side by side. The Axiom is performing very very well against the brands mentioned and provide more savings over certain brands.
That almost justify my purchase for M60ti as I think M60ti will sure perform better than M22ti. But after hearing the the Bostons, I found out that it produce a wider sound stage, a tad more focus and detail in center vocal, and more sense of depth. As you know in stereo image can be generally divided into 5 sectors: Left--Center Left--Center--Center Right -- Right. YOu can "see" the intruments that are located at the Right and Left are always located outside of the VR. This is a good sense of imaging and depth.
Since I like both the Bostons so much, and VR2 suits my budget, I opted for eliminating the order and trial hustle with M60ti, and went with the VR2 purchase.
Been owning the VR2 for more than 10moths, I'm still very very much impressed with it's neutrality and musicality
My first posting on your forum, not sure if it is the correct entry point but here goes;
System: Marantz SR-7500 AVR, Wharfedale x 4 rears as in 7.1, BA VRC center speaker,2 x Yamaha YST-160 subs,Pioneer DV-585A DVD player, Panasonic DMR-65 DVD Recorder, Philips projector, 6FT screen etcetera.
Question: I can only afford the VR 2's to go with the system to replace ageing Wharfedale Modus 1.3's(don't laugh). AV stuff is expensive in South Africa although we have many hi-end brands to choose from.
Is this a good choice given the fact that the room is 5 x 6meters and very well damped..?(maybe too much..)
Your comments/guidance out there is much appreciated.