Originally Posted by Randy Ta
I'm about ready to order speakers and like the Triad lineup. My question is how do I determine which series is best to evaluate? In addition to cost, does room size come into play? My room is 16x27with 9 ft ceilings. Also going to be using a 130x55 AT screen. Only seating for six. Any help would be appreciated.
I am literally packing for the hospital, so I'll be brief. (Reminds me: I need briefs...)
Room size is more a factor for subs, whereas fronts are determined more by proximity. Far away from fronts? Heavy artillery. Big room? Multiple subs. You also did not mention budget, how loudly you listen, and acoustics.
Bronze LCRs are 90 dB and will handle 150 watts, so they are fairly robust, as long as you don't intend to reach theatrical levels in your 3,900 cubic foot room. The Silver LCRs are 92 dB and will handle 200 watts, more or less, so you're looking at similar sound quality, but a significant 3 dB more output. (Bronze LCRs start at $600 each and Silver LCRs start at $1,000 each.) Above that, you have InRoom Gold LCRs at $2,000 and InRoom Silver Monitors starting at $2,050 each.
Hopefully, others who know the Triad line can jump in. I am outta here until who knows when. Hopefully a week.