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Suggestions for LCR build - family/media room

Hi all

Hoping to get some thoughts suggestions from those more experienced than I

Im looking to built a new set of LCR's to go in our family room/media room. Im looking more at the budget end of things and have narrowed my thoughts down to 3 options - based primarily on the fact that Im in Australia and I want to try and use drivers that I can source easily locally, rather than ordering from the US - which given the current exchange rates doesnt really appear to be worth the trouble at present.

At the moment Im looking at:
Nexus (Matt Grant) - 3 x matching WTMW's (L & R's modified to stand upright)
Cobalts (Curt Campbell) - Cobalt 8's as L & R, Cobalt MTM as centre
HT's (Matt Grant) - 3 x matching HT-8's

These 3 options all look to be broadly similar costs.

I'll be driving these from my existing Denon AVR1910, which is still chugging along quite happily. At some point I plan to build 1 (or 2) VBSS to go along with them, and to upgrade my rears - currently a couple of crappy inwalls.

Any thoughts on how the 3 options above would compare would be much appreciated.

The room itself is quite large (approx 5m x 5m or 16' x 16'), with the main seating positions around 4m from the speaker locations. 1 side of the room is partially open (big opening with no doors), but im not looking to rattle the windows out or anything, and Im happy to live with the compromises that come with a multi purpose room.

Thanks heaps

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Do you currently have a subwoofer? If not, I'd rule out the HTs.

If you do have a sub, the high sensitivity of the HTs will impress you, and you won't need the extra extension the others bring to the table.
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