Originally Posted by Amber O'Doul
Great score ! I envy you !
Yeah, I finally got everything in place last night, and got to play around. 310ii in the fronts, and a single s38ii as my center.
My main goal for trying to chase down a pair of S38ii or S310ii was to improve the timbre matching across my front 3 channels (no so worried about surrounds).
I used the Pink Noise Sweeps from Avia to position the S38ii, tweeter up and slightly off center, and aimed slightly down (s38ii is above TV) for best timbre matching. The a 310ii (main) and s38ii (center) don't blend quite as well as s38ii (main and center), but better than my s38ii (main) and S-Centerii (center).
I'm in STL for a week or so, but when I get back, I'll use some music to tweak the response and sound stage of the fronts, then do the pink noise again, and verify with some movies.
If in a year and a half, when I will, hopefully, be purchasing a house and starting on a dedicated theater, I decide to go Acoustically Transparent screen, I'll probably be looking for a couple more pairs of s38ii to have identical speakers in 5, if not 7 channels. I'm rolling around the idea of setting up the s310ii, at that time, as "speaker b" for two channel listening. I like my speakers spaced farther apart for music than movies, so this would work perfectly.