Originally Posted by koven
why didnt you go for t65's in a room that size?
Price, size, waf, and a sense that I was getting the best of each piece of the old Image line from the copious amounts of research I did.
With an unlimited budget, I probably would have gone T65, because I'd probably have a bigger room to put them in. I know the dimensions sound pretty large, but this is an old bungalow style house, and the TV/listening area shares its dimensions with the dining room. And those 65s are HUGE.
T45 is rumored to have great imaging, and be very clean sounding by virtue of its smaller drivers. I like clarity in a tower, and I figure it'll get plenty loud for my old ears. So it is the one I wanted.
C60/B25 seem to be the more capable big brothers of some pretty impressive smaller performers. I would have been content with the littler ones, and probably more comfortable with matching - sized drivers all around, especially for the fronts. But I got the bigger ones for $60 more, so I couldn't pass it up. Literally. I kept trying to, but couldn't stop myself.
The sub I basically got for a song, so I moved on it, too. I read alot about various alternatives, and HSU and SVS were both top of the list, but I got this one for crazy little money, so... Reading about it, it specs out very nicely, so we'll see. I am betting its better than my Polk PSW111.
I think (hope) based on the ranges these are all capable of, that they will sound pretty good together, and give me enough headroom that I'm not worried about it when trying to vibrate myself out of my chair watching some mindless action movie. That's the primary reason I went with the bigger surrounds.
Anyone with practical experience with mismatched driver sizes care to share.