First off, let me say I am quite a novice in this area, but these speakers were purchased initially for a larger familyroom and were used for both music and TV. I also need to correct the model. They are Image (5Ts Fronts, 2Bs rears, 9C center) Are these ok for home theater? (I will be watching some DVD concerts, but mostly movies and sports.)
Well, I have to say that PSB makes excellent HT speakers
. Your 5T, 2Bs and 9Cs will work great if you had room to place your 2b's behind you. My suggestion would be to purchase the PSB S50 (http://www.psbspeakers.com/product.php?pId=19&sId=3
) or the 10s, which are pretty much the same thing as the S50 but are from same time period as your 5t's.
The S50/10s' would be placed on the side wall toward the back...but that renders your 2b's worthless
unless you use them in another room.
A second option, that I have used
: With a couch or seating directly against a back wall. Slide the couch away from the wall just far enough to fit the 2b's behind them. Face the 2b's upward toward the ceiling. Move the 2b's out closer to the corners of the room or to the farthest extents of the couch. By facing them toward the ceiling you get reflections off the back wall and the ceiling which then disperses the sound and spreads it out over a larger area. This option still gives pretty good surround functions
from these speakers, and maximizes your viewing distance in small rooms
. Keeps the sound behind you for the most part and off to the sides. Place the tweeters toward the inside when orientating the 2b's.
Hope this helps.