2.1/2.0 for 20x12x8 non-dedicated family room?
Dadgummit. I thought I knew what my next speaker project was going to be but now I'm back into decision-paralysis. Fusion4 is better for HT than critical music listening, I've heard? I should consider Dayton Classic II, Denhams, Speedsters, Tangos? Is a 2.1 more flexible given space constraints than a pair of towers?
And, unexpectedly, I got a lot of satisfaction out of my first project (OSs), jonesing for another one.
For a 20x12x8 family room, with listening/viewing couch about 40% in the middle of the room. This will be a family room that has a stereo (and piano, bookshelves, games, toys); not a dedicated listening or HT space.
Current source is a Marantz 2235, but may upgrade that to a modern Marantz integrated amp like the PM6005 or NAD somethingeruther, if that's not overkill. iMac mainly (iTunes); some CD, vinyl: both cheapy sources as the moment. Currently, I just don't have time to watch a lot of movies. Having a good hifi music system is important.
Interest is mainly in hifi music listening, movies/TV less so (currently a 27" iMac to be replaced by TV of some kind). The OSs might be best the speakers I've ever owned (yah, lots of "opportunities for improvement").
Family acceptance factor is moderately high. Willing to do a sub. Would be better if I could keep the speakers closer to the wall. I'm interested in the SPL and freq response of the larger Fusions, but I just don't think we have the space.
Very basic. Flatpacks a must. Actually quite pleased with my first project, OSs, and never thought I'd be looking forward to a new one.
$300-$500, or more, if this becomes the system I won't mess with for the next 10 years