Originally Posted by Samps
If you are not going to use the 215rt full range then wouldn’t the 215rm be a better choice? Or the 212htr if you want better sensitivity. Crossing over the 215rt at 60hz seems like a waste of space when smaller options can hit 60hz just as well. Unless you just like big speakers.
You are spot on. Trust me, would love to get an AT screen but others in the family already complain the screen is too close and big.
I will attach a picture of the room. Screen is 133" diagonal for scale. (I refuse to get a smaller screen - I am down there solo 95% of the time). That is a basement and solid concrete behind that pine. The cabinetry was built like that because the entire right side (L shape from the side of the processor to the right surround) is a giant concrete footer. I just had something built to make everything symmetrical and went from there. The previous owner had the room as a workshop. Again, always compromises.
Given my screen is a bit high already, I think I would prefer trying a taller speaker anyway. From what I can tell the JTR 215 horn center would be around 48" off the ground. I estimated the 212 RT horn center would be at 38". My Definitive tweeter is at around 43". So I could go slightly lower or slightly higher. Higher it is. But I may call tomorrow and get different advice from Jeff.
If I am completely crazy/wrong I can always move the 215 towers to surround back L/R and get 212 towers for front L/R. Would like to switch everything out to JTR eventually anyway and would want to keep the same "htr horn" for as may speaker positions as possible. Sides will probably warrant the 110 for better dispersion. Maybe eventually 210 RM's for wides. People think I am crazy for having towers for rear speakers but they sure come in handy for gaming. Shocking how much source material comes from back there during a game of Uncharted, Rainbow Six or COD.
I would say I have a 9.4.4 system. Installed 4 height channels in addition to having wides. (ATMOS doesn't use them enough). And four 24" subs. I think the pic is a bit dated and doesn't reflect my height channels and upgraded processor, etc.
Yes it is overkill. But why not? Every time I tell my wife I am thinking about "upgrading" the basement she just cringes.
But we can always make our sound or picture better - right? I probably won't ever be completely satisfied. Like an old car to work on in the garage. Always something to tinker with and improve.