I have had two 150's in the rear for a year or so, and I loved the speakers, but I could never part with the $ to complete the setup since my old Infinity SM-102's up front sounded pretty good. But when I found 360's through an authorized dealer for under Three Benjamin Franklins including shipping for the pair I just couldn't pass it up, plus my wife got me the C25 for Christmas! So the setup is:
JBL 12" Northridge 250W sub
My Receiver is a Harman Kardon AVR Series. The source for DVD's and CD's is a Yamaha C-750 DVD changer.
Total cost for all this stuff (speakers + rcvr + DVD xger) after buying most everything on closeout is less than $1200.
I am in a 22' x 16' room.
The clarity of the sound is absolutely stunning. When I switched from my old Yamaha Rx to the HK I felt like I had opened up a whole new CD collection! When I got the Yamaha DVD changer it un-muddied some of the sound. Now that I have the whole primus line it feels like the performers are in the room with me!
The reason I opted for the 360's rather than the 250's up front was because I wanted the separate midrange. I think that when trying to drive all the way from 80 Hz up to 20k three drivers, when properly engineered, sound better than 2. Just my personal preference. I had asked a couple of times on this forum how the 360's would compare to the old Infinity SM-102's I had and I can say there is no comparison!
It used to be that listening to 2 channel CD's was best accomplished by using the 5 Ch Music Mode provided by the Receiver. Not anymore! With the 360's the staging is so good, and everything is so crisp and clear that it is best listened to with just the 360's and the sub.
However, for 5 channel stuff, this setup rocks as well! I have a "Best of Seal 1991-2004" DVD Audio Disc that is simply unbelievable when played in the direct 6 Channel mode from the DVD changer. Movies, are of course awesome as well, but in my experience it is much easier to get great sounding Dolby Digital 5.1 systems vs systems that sound good on musical content. I actually much prefer the sound at home now to the movie theatre. Now I just have to get a large flatscreen TV
Just figure I would let you guys know that I am extremely happy with the Primus speakers and I would highly recommend any of the components that I mentioned above to anybody considering them. I am sure there are better speakers out there, but they probably cost as much as my car!