Originally Posted by icecold1936
IM trying to determine if (3) A2.4 LCR or (2) A5.5 with A2.4 would be the best HT setup for me. My room is 18'L x 13'W x 10'H closed room. I will be using these speakers for most movies 70% music 20% and gaming 10%. I will be getting more speakers to complete the 7.1 system but, wanted to concentrate on the front speakers first.
Any help will be appreciated.
It depends on how much you want to "fill" the space. Here
I compared 2 x A1.5s to 2 x A5.4s (not quite the same as the A2.4s, obviously, but you get the idea) - the sound signatures are very, very close. The A5.4s just have more "oomph" to fill my 15’ x 18’ x 8.5’ ceiling (270 sq. feet; 2300 cubic feet, AND open to kitchen, doubling the volume!) family room. And I wanted the sound to fill that total space (~4600 cubic feet) so I could listen to music while cleaning up after dinner. I also reap the benefits of the A5.4s in 2.1 listening mode, where I can bring volume levels to taxing levels at the MLP, without taxing my AVR too much.
Plus, I disliked the idea of the heavy A2.4s on stands (although there are some great solutions out there for this issue - like filling metal stands with bb's). And, since I only like to upgrade once a decade, if that, I wanted everything I could get. And finally, the A5.4s (A5.5s now) just look cool, powerful, and fun.
Either way (3xA2.4s or 1xA2.4 with 2xA5.5s), you cannot go wrong. It's just a matter of preferences, desired volume levels, and budget! As you are in a closed room, your needs/preferences may be very different than mine.