Originally Posted by jedimindcontrol
I would use the Oratorio center if you buy the Strauss. The reference line uses different drivers than the grand line so using the maestro with the strauss will not have a seamless transition in the front stage. Also, the Oratorio uses much larger drivers than the maestro and is designed to "keep up" with the strauss/mahler. I realize its a dramatic difference in price but its also a dramatic difference in performance.
I have extremely limited experience with Dynaudio so your on your own
Went with the Oratorio center speaker! Picking it up this tuesday.
Now I'm on to deciding between the strauss or mahler
Tbh I think the Strauss will fit my decor best, the mahler being just a tad to big i think. There's also a price difference to consider obviously.
Havning read all sorts of various comments, it's my impressions that the bass from the strauss can be hard to integrate into the room. However I'll most likely cross over at 40-50hz so hopefully there won't be any nasty peaks above that. Below 40-50hz my Behringer will EQ my sub, which works really well in my current setup.
In the average size room, often there's a nasty peack between 30-40hz.