Originally Posted by QueueCumber
Any speakers that are great with two channel material are going to be even better for HT. .
With three, no four provisos, however.
1. In HT, it's important to truly match all the speakers (drivers, dispersion, FR, phase, etc) and some products/brands make that difficult or impossible.
2. In HT, it's important that the speakers blend well with a sub and most products are designed for use *without* a sub.
3. In HT, it's more important to have massive dynamic range and maintain low distortion during loud passages.
4. In HT, it's important to have wide dispersion in order to have a convincing blend between all the speakers and a wide sweetspot.
I've heard many systems that sound great on music and fall flat on movies because they aren't well matched. I've heard many systems that sound great on movies, but not on music because they are matched but aren't terribly accurate.