Originally Posted by Swc1981
I'm getting ready to start my basement home theater build and after a lot of time researching I have decided to go with golden ear. My theater is going to be 12'x22'x7' and my plan was 4 super sat3 for surrounds with triton 3's and supercenter x for the front. should i upgrade to the supercenter xl or will the X be good. Thanks
If the Triton Ones aren't out of your budget range, then by all means listen to them. I heard a 1947 Andre Segovia recording on them the other day at my dealer's house, along with a few other short pieces, and they sounded spectacular. I'd also consider four Triton Fives and one of GE's new $2,000 SuperSubs. With a space as big as yours, you might want to consider a Dolby Atmos/DTS-X receiver (depends on when you want to finish the room) and a 5.1.4 setup (4 Invisa speakers in the ceiling).
That's what I'm aiming for in the next few months.
The xx is the sub. The four x's in the middle are the Invisa ceiling speakers. Triton Fives flank all this. All very rough, of course, but the costs would be:
4x Triton Fives: $4,000
Four Invisa 650s: $1,200
SuperCenter XL: $800
That's $8,000 worth of speaker bliss.
You could trim that figure by going with Triton Sevens, Invisa 525s, a Forcefield 5 sub and a SuperCenter X (or any combination). That leaves money on the table for a kick-a$$ AVR. And it would include a hemispherical surround system, not just a flat one.
There will be lots of receivers to choose from in the next few months, but Mark Henninger (our AVS reviewer) heard a similar GE setup at CES and thought it sounded great. He convinced Sandy Gross to let him use the system in his studio for the next year.