Originally Posted by Duke Broadway
I have been spending a fair amount of time watching/reading this thread. I am finishing my basement in which I will have a media/theater area. My plan is to have my sub, L, C, R be BIC with my surround and rears in a 7.1 set up be in-wall monoprice.
For reference, its been ages since I had a surround set up, with my only experience being a 400 dollar JBL from BB. I will be blown away by anything I get. Downside is not really being able to hear the BICs, just going based on reviews.
I will be going with the PL series the 76 or 89. Having a hard time picking which one. The room is an open family room. It measures 15' x 30'. Media/Theater area will be 12' x 15'ish.
I have read various opinions on here as well as called and spoke to a gal at BIC. She basically stated the main difference is in terms of loudness. That the 76 series would be fine for the room just would needed to be paired with a sub for optimum results.
I asked about going with the pl-26 or pl-28, if i was using the 76 series. She recommended going witha pl-28 if it would "fit". That the 26 and 28 shared the same tweeter.
I was hoping to hear from you guys on if you did choose the 76 if you went with the 26 or 28.
I also inquired about the difference between the FH-6T, FH6-LCR series vs PL an basically the only statement that was made that the PL was their top of the line series.
Some ppl recommend getting the best center you can fit or afford.... IMO I would get the center that is the direct match for whatever L&R speakers you choose. I would get the PL-28 with the PL-89s and I would get the PL-26 with the PL-76s, but others may recommend the PL-28 no matter which towers you get. Basically I guess its just personal preference.
Also don't forget that the sub doesn't need to be from the same company. Usually subs from Internet Direct sub companies offer the best bang for the buck.
Do you alread have the monoprice in-walls? If not look at the BIC Formula series in-walls with the same horn tweeter as the front 3 your looking at getting. That would give a much more seemless soundstage if you need/want in-walls.