Originally Posted by bongteo
Is your ht room big enough for tower?
So I ask you a question, do you know the pros and cons between tower and bookshelf? If yes, you have already ans your question. If no, below will be the ans.
Bookshelf will give you slightly better imaging and soundstaging (abeit smaller) but poor in transient and the "ooohm" factor which is very important with orchestra music which also happen alot in movie. Eg when a passage of music need sudden loudness, tower will always do better. Tower will give you a very big soundstage (picture) which can help project a realism in movie.
Tower will give u better midbass/lowbass information better and blending of a subwoofer is much easier. Let's say if you use a sub with bookshelf, at wat crossover freq should u set? Too high and you can localize the sub and spoil the imaging/soundstaging unless maybe placement of sub at exactly between LR might help. Too low and you might not have a fuller midbass presentation. Unless you could have 2 sub and each place very near to each speaker, this way would be like how a tower work but instead you would be the designer to blend both well.
Bookshelf will have less problem in bass boom or bass peak which mean is easier to position then a tower.
Image basically are design to voice very similary which mean no matter how you pair it, it will still match in timbre. So I believe a B6 is still an excellent bookshelf and there's no right or wrong to go with plan but most important is to plan according to your room size if your budget allow.
The answer above may be my issue but I will explain as best I can and hope for some confirmation or more thoughts.
I have the following setup.
HT - Fronts PSB Image 2B, Center stratus C5, Rear Alphas (12 yrs old). Sub 5i
Pioneer Elite VSX-43, pioneer BDP-320 and a Pioneer PDP-6020.
I also have a 2 channel setup in another room with just a pair of 4T's and an old Yamaha amp/cd player.
HT room is about 15x30 with the PDP on the 15ft dimension.
OK, I love all the pieces in their own right but have not been happy with their overall cooperative performance. The HT setup is missing something. Listening to an audio CD alone on the 4Ts is much more detailed then the same CD on the multi-speaker setup down stairs. Unfortunately I mostly use the HT for concerts and the audio is as or more important then the picture.
I am considering a set of Image 6Ts for the HT in hopes that it will deliver the mid-tone detail that is missing from the current setup.
That said does anyone have any ideas that might prevent this purchase given the setup as listed ??