Hi bluemark 81 and macuniverse,
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read and reply to my post. I do apologise if there are a few inconsistencies with my reply and last nights one as I am only typing with one finger courtesy of my little boy sleeping on me...
Thanks for the advice in regards to subwoofers and did hear/ read a few positive reviews about the svs range. Space is not an issue, but more a wife issue
You see I kind of already stretching the limits as when we built the new house I got my man cave in the likes of a fully treated ht room 6500mm x 4500mm. I am not talking about using a disregarded or unused room that was converted into a ht room, but actually planed and part o the overall house, so claiming another room for myself may not be really be acceptable. She has agreed to treat the room as long as it does not look like the ht room, so I spent a bit of effort and money and went with vicoustics, which meet the wife's criteria, as it looks more like a designer product that actual room treatment.
I can t really have large floorstanders in the room hence me heading in the focal be inwall direction, but really tempted to try and get the gallo with wall mounts.
As for subs, well I thought I may try the inwall range but none of the dealers have inwall subs.
My other option would be a sub that could fit into a wall niche/cavity with the front half sticking out into the room but hopefully will not affect the sound, otherwise One in each corner but again they must be of acceptable size to please el wifo.....I had a look at some paradigm subs and OMG they are huge. REL. seem to be another option and have the reputation of integrating well with front speakers via there neutrik connection.
Macuniverse,You mentioned that I may prefer the tr3d to the svs12. Can you please elaborate on that please., pros and cons of what made you choose one over the other.?
My dealer of 15 years stocks martin logan so I try to audition the grotto I sub as it may be easy to fit in corners due to its configuration.
Bluemark 81, you mentioned the focal range and it s exactly where I was heading as I love the be tweeter and my ht room is an all focal deal apart from the subs, so my logical step was the in wall version,so if I may ask, what made you look elsewhere towards the Anthony gallo ref 3.5. The focal 1028be and 1038 be are spectacular speakers in my opinion. If I was allowed to have large floorstanders in the living room, I don t think I d be having this discussion to be honest as I would have settled for the 1028 or 38 if budget permitted.
Thanks again for your replies and advice.
Hope to read from you soon.