Originally Posted by anuj1450
I'm going to pull the trigger on some Bic FH series speakers tonight or tomorrow morning. I was wondering if anybody had opinions on 3 FH6-LCR and a sub vs 2 FH-6T and a sub. I would be using them mostly for Movies and some gaming/music with my roommates. Thanks for any input! I think the 3.1 system might be better for dialog in movies, but I'm really not sure about that nor am I qualified to make that assumtion. The towers look great and might be easier to place so the 2.1 is enticing for that reason.
Personally, I would go with the 2 FH-6T's and a sub if you have $250+ for the sub. If not get the two towers and a center. You said you budget was $500 right, and you already purchased receiver for $200. I am fairly certain you will be able to get 2 FH-6T's for $140 each using Best Price option. Unless you are spending a minimum $275 on your sub, you are better off getting the two floor standing speakers paired with a the FH-6LCR and saving for a Sub. You will be surprised how much a couple of decent towers can output in the low end.
I know you want your money to go as far as possible but if you are getting good speakers like these, it would be a shame to pair them with a sub-$200 sub ( no pun intended). Your best bet for best sound quality right now would be 2 FH-6T's and a if you have enough add on the FH-6LCR for a great front sound stage. Then, when you have the money splurge a bit on a sub that costs at least $250+ like the H-100 or H-200, or even a really nice STF-1 from HSU. I once heard some great advice that I pass on to other now. The advice is this, your receiver should cost 1/3 of the price of your speakers. You sub should cost at minimum, as much as your front two speakers, but better performance if it is near the cost of your front 3. Now this is just a general guideline of course but I have found you get more synergy following these guidelines.