Originally Posted by jima4a
Since the emphasis is HT, do you think zatchmo should consider four Q300s with the Q600c since he is planning on dual HSU subs and already has a great receiver with XT32? For music I like towers but for HT monitors crossed over work great.
I was able to listen to a pair of Q500s and the SMALL center channel (Q200 I believe) yesterday set up with some small unknown wall hanging surrounds. I had to say, it did sound fantastic on movies. The little bit of music in the movie (It was the race car scene from Iron Man 2) did sound good, but I didn't give it a good listen on 2 channel. I'm really at the mercy if this crowd to help me out here, as I don't have the ability to listen to every combination possible, especially not in my own home. if I need the big center and LR, then I'll go for it. If I can save a few hundred $ and go for the smaller ones and be perfectly happy, I'm all for that too. I just don't want to get the small ones and wish later on I had the large ones. I know for certain that 4 Q700s is out unless they go on closeout sometime soon, so I would be looking at getting the front 3 and deciding on surrounds at a later time, likely the Q100s or 300s.
The 4 Q300 setup is something I was very interested in. I do like it loud. Not painfully so, but up near movie theater loud. if I had to guess, I'd say 105-110 db range. if bookshelfs can get me there and still keep my sub crossed at 80hz, I'm all for that. I guess I could always get that setup, and upgrade the front 2 later if it isn't enough "impact" and I could use them as surrounds and high/wides... I hate too many options!!!