Just wanted to let the Chane gang know that I finally have "completed" my home theater. I was planning on a DIY HT-18 plus Nu3000dsp. But I started thinking it was extreme overkill for my tiny space, which I wouldn't mind but my neighbors might
. Almost jumped on the RBH I-12 before it sold out but then ran across a great deal from a local member; ended up getting a SVS PC-12 NSD for $300. It works great for my space with the small footprint, and is still way more sub than I probably need. It's really amazing finally hearing solid 20hz extension!
I think I'm fine with the KEF center that comes with the KHT 3005se set, as larger centers to me can sometimes sound unatural for dialogue depending on how they were recorded, and the rears for the most part sound great as well. Obviously my a2.4 mains sound amazeballs.
I do wonder about my specific setup, which out of necessity has the rears placed extremely close to us. Imagine a king size bed, with walls right up to the edge of the bed. The headboard is basically built into a nook measuring 3' deep, 6' wide and 6' tall. So the furthest away the rears can be placed is about 2' from each of our heads (RS is 2' from my head, LS is 2' from wife, baffles are about 5.5' apart).
These are turned down about 7db to blend with the fronts, which works great, but the problem is I mostly hear mine and the wife mostly hears hers. I'm wondering if we'd be better off with dipolar rears? I know they're mostly frowned upon these days but I'm wondering if my awkward setup might be one of the rare times when they'd be preferable?
I also have an extra set of matching rears, and a 7.1 reciever. I know no one recommends having 7.1 when you have no room behind the MLP, but I wonder if in this case it might actually help, giving us both more of a stereo, balanced rear soundstage. Maybe just a single rear for 6.1?
Also, off topic, but I may be interested in splitting a set of a1.4's with a forum member; does anyone out there have any interest in a single a1.4? I may run an a1.4 as a center, and just sell the whole KEF set and use the money to fund some rears.
, those surrounds that you're working on (the ones that are supposed to go with a1.4/2.4 line, but are smaller in the depth dimension), are you at liberty to say if they'll be using the same planar tweeter? I assume they'll be sealed or front ported for wall placement?