Originally Posted by Witchboard
I'll be installing some RSL C34E speakers so they do have angled woofers.
So it sounds like you haven't listened to them extensively yet? Curious - what kind of mains/surrounds do you have and what your impressions are thus far even though you haven't logged many hours. Can you comment on how they blend with the rest of your system yet? I noticed that RSL offers free shipping and 30-day trial - something I can't get from the other brands I'm considering, at least not that I'm aware of.
Originally Posted by SK01
Also after a little advice before I purchase a pair of speakers for in-ceiling Atmos for a 5.1.2 setup.
My theatre room isn't that large, being 14.5ft wide 12.4ft deep and a couple inches under 9ft high ceiling, with the recliner 3 seat lounge sitting against the back wall, with TV opposite.
My system is powered by a Yamaha RX-A3060, and speakers are SVS ultra tower fronts, ultra centre and wall mount ultra rear surrounds.
Being in Australia the speaker selection here is probably more limited than what you guys have, but I am trying to find something suitable that will match the sounds from the SVS speakers.
I am considering a pair of Jamo IC408LCR or perhaps a pair of Bowers & Wilkins CCM683 (new user cant post links, apologies)
Problem is I know next to nothing about Atmos aside from it having certain requirements, like a wide dispersion angle, and that it should match (tone? timber? unsure...) the rest of the speakers in my system.
If those speakers are not suitable for whatever reason, please feel free to offer some advice.
Thanks all in advance.
What about the new SVS Prime Elevation speakers? I would agree that ideally you'd aim for "matched" speakers, though I've noticed a lot of people do not do this with height speakers and I'm led to believe it is less critical than having matching mains or surrounds. Those Prime Elevation should be a good match, but they are on-wall, not in-ceiling so not sure how they'd perform. (I'd imagine not bad though.)
If that's a no-go, I'd then consider the most neutral speakers you can find to lessen sonic mismatching if you're concerned about it. Not only am I concerned about this in my set up, but I've got other room issues that are leaning me towards Revel - these seem to come up frequently to be about as neutral as they come, plus the ones I'm interested in offer separate high frequency and low frequency control for rooms that potentially suck, like mine.
I've never heard them in person.
I know the B&Ws you're considering offer some built-in EQ too, but don't know much about them, but if they're anything like the other CM series speakers, they'll have a signature that won't be exactly neutral. Doesn't mean they won't blend well.