Originally Posted by rdclark
I'm at long last replacing some old-to-ancient original Henry Kloss Cambrridge Soundworks speakers in my HT setup, and I'm looking at the DT ProCinema speakers as likely candidates. This is a small room - 13x13x9, but the back is completely open into another similar-sized space.
The current setup is:
-a pair of Ensemble I's (the originals, from 1989) with a bass unit for each satellite) as the mains;
-another pair of the same (but newer Chinese manufacture) as the surround;,
-a CSW Center (which is identical to the Ensemble sats);
-There is also a pair of old CSW Ambience speakers as back-surrounds.
I am also replacing a defunct Onkyo TX-SR705 with a Pioneer VSX-1021. One important difference is that while the Onkyo can set individual crossovers per speaker, the Pioneer can't, so I want speakers that can all work with an 80Hz crossover.
My needs are
(1) sats not too much bigger than what I have now. I hope to use the same stands and placements, which work well in the space.
(2) a robust center channel speaker that is still less than 20" wide and 8" high;
(3) to keep my existing sub for the moment. Yes, I know, but there are reasons. So I need these tiny new speakers to nonetheless carry the bass load down to an 80Hz crossover really well, so the flabby CSW 15 won't color the bass too much.
And so that brings me to the DT PM1000 for both L/R and Surround, and the PC2000 for the center. (For now I would repurpose one of the CSW sets for back surround.)
This $1200-ish expenditure would exhaust my current budget (completely), so it'll be at least a year before I can look at the sub and the back surrounds. I welcome any thoughts or other suggestions.
(I should mention that the system is used equally for movies/TV and for music, including hi-rez surround music from SACD, DVD-A and BD. That's why I want as close to 5 identical speakers as I can get.)
And let me ask while I'm here - do DT speakers ever go on sale?