Originally Posted by Vise
Anyone else have thoughts on my setup based on the new Image series? As of now I'm thinking about spending the extra $300 to move up to the T6, this will be my last speaker purchase for a while so figured it won't hurt to get the best in the range. My setup would be T6/C5/S5... but any input/thoughts would be appreciated.
Brother, I too am struggling with which Image package to pick up.
The C5 is a given.
Surrounds are a personal choice - I lean towards direct radiating surrounds, preferring to believe that sound engineers can record the required "diffuse-ness" of a particular surround environment right into the surround channel information and it can be accurately reproduced by direct radiating speakers (with no added diffusion needed from di/bipole surrounds). But that's just me, and I'm nobody special. I'd likely get the B4's actually (smallish family room, WAF concerns, etc).
Lots of well respected people advocate di/bipole surrounds though so, if you prefer them, by all means get them. Something tells me you'd always be wondering if you didn't get 'em...
Like you, my big question is T5 vs T6. Again, I'm in a smallish living room, so there's no need for the T6, plus it's bigger (WAF again), but there's the draw of having the best in the line... especially since I suspect that it'll be a thousand years before the Finance Committee approves another upgrade. Also, there's enough of a difference in design between the T5 and T6 that I wonder if the T6 is much better. I have a sneaking suspicion it might be, so I'm looking forward to the reviews...
If I was in a basement rec room like you, I'd go T6 all the way!
T6/C5/S5 is my vote for ya.