Alright guys, looking for honest input. See my sig for prior setup (although the HSU hasn't been set up yet, I just took delivery).
I'm currently auditioning a pair of the new Q150s as mains in my living room, which is about 23x15x10. They are currently set on the mantle with the tweeter about 5.5' off the ground, aimed down and toed in at listening position (actually toed in such that the right is aimed at my left ear and left is aimed at my right ear), which is about where they will be once we get the wall shiplapped, and the TV/Speakers hung, except I'm sure the actual mounts will hold them about 4-5" off the wall. I'm currently using an NAD T748 which puts out a claimed 80wpc. My listening position is dead on 13' from the front lip of the speakers in the current position.
I'm not going to lie, the Q150s put out plenty of volume for us and blend very nicely with the 10" Onix Rocket sub that I'm currently using, and I would imagine will only get better with the sealed HSU 15". I, for the most part, very much enjoy the sound, though I do feel the vocal clarity could improve a little - I'm used to having an RC-7 as a center, which has often been called one of the best centers ever for the money.
That said, I'm considering moving up to the R100s since they are on sale through KEF, or possibly even looking for a pair of LS50s, used but in great condition. My question for you all is, given my setup, would I be spending too much money on LS50s (or even the R100s) if I can't set them up as intended? What I mean is: I absolutely realize my setup isn't ideal, so should I spend the money on LS50s? I've read they should be no more than 26" off the ground, or something like that. While I value the sound of my music more than HT, they will be used for HT/TV more often on probably about an 80/20 ratio - no one else in my home likes my music
. I plan on running a 3.1 for now, and eventually a 3.2. If I go with the R100s, I can swing a used R200c. I know a single LS50 would be hard to come by without going through KEF direct, so the matching center channel on that choice might be put off for a while due to cost. What would you guys suggest with my setup and use?