Originally Posted by John Schuermann
I have a space that's 15.5' wide x 22' deep, and am running 3 LSR708is across the front paired with two JBL S2S-EX subs in the front, and two JBL HTPS400 subs in the back (four subs total). I can hit pretty astonishing volume levels with no audible signs of strain.
The M2s to me sound a bit more refined, especially on the top end, but to me it's a fairly subtle difference. We have some M2s in our possession right now but have not had time with all these home theater seminars we've been doing to do another side by side comparison. If I had the space (or an acoustically transparent screen), I would upgrade to the M2s. I don't think that the M2s would be overkill; it would be more of a matter of whether or not the M2's additional output / refinement is worth the extra $$$ to you.
I don't disagree with Gooddoc's statement above
I have an AT screen (more accurately, I'll have one installed within the next month), and my room's a lot like yours dimension-wise....we could JUST fit three M2s in front from what I've read of the specs, or I could do what Gooddoc is currently doing with the 708 as a center. Pity I don't live near Gooddoc or in Denver, since I'd love to hear the M2s and 708 in the same room and make a decision about whether the price difference is worth it for the upper frequency refinement. From a cost standpoint, some combination of the 708s and 705s would really be the sweet spot for me if I could work out getting my existing gear sold, but since the M2s are the higher end I would want to see if the difference is worth it (for both music and movies) to justify a different price class.
Anyway this is food for thought. I may be in touch here if this evolves...although the quick thing I could do is get a couple of 708p from Sweetwater and set up a preset on the Altitude with a separate calibration, then compare to the existing PSB Imagine T2s. Sweetwater has a 30-day return policy so it's easily doable.
Audio Gear: Trinnov Altitude 32 (24 channel), NAD M27 amps (3)
Video: JVC RS600, Seymour 100" UF Screen, Lumagen Radiance Pro 4444 (coming soon)
Speakers: PSB Imagine T3 LCR, Imagine T Wides/Side Surround 1, T2 Side Surrounds, Imagine XB rears, Image B6 screens, PSB CS1000 ceilings (6), HSU ULS-15 Mk 2 subs (4) - 13.4.6
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Last edited by sdrucker; 03-16-2017 at 12:04 PM.