Originally Posted by helvetica bold
I noticed they finally have a proper sale. Thinking if its time to pick of the 3010i for my small apt. This would be a good upgrade coming from Energy Take Classics 5.1? I could also wait for the Micca's RB42 to come back in stock next month.
The itch has been there but I decided I wanted to upgrade this week; I've been running an Orb Mod 2 (L/R/SR/SL) +Mod4 Center + Outlaw LFM-1 EX Sub +Onkyo NR808 for close to decade now...main space is probably 12x18, sitting about 10' away from the 55"/mains)...I'm just tired of the sound...mids and lows...
Due to a change of layout and furniture (including color - browns and blacks ---> whites and greys), the Onkyo no longer fit so as a stop gap I nabbed a Pioneer vs-xs50 a few months ago; and while small in comparison to the Onkyo the orbs sounded much, much better...new tech voodoo, I don't know..but it made me notice (once again) how lacking the Orbs are, even tho they're great, especially when it comes to highs.
Anyway, a few hours ago I bit on a pair of 3021i + stands + the 3090Ci (L/R/C) +Polk Audio OWM3 Wall / Bookshelf Speakers (taking surrounds off stands and out of the way for wall mounting)....still unsure on the polks but they were cheap (and white, which is a style choice for the space I am trying to 'thin' out the space with the least in your face styles and color...think minimalist); granted the Qs are bigger than the orbs but meh.
Given the space and the sub I decided against the 3050i towers but was really tempted...it would be overkill as I don't listen loud due to neighbors.
Much of my choice was dictated by furniture, specifically the center channel HxW and color.
30 day MBG so why not. I'm assuming they are going to be a significant upgrade.