Originally Posted by jjackkrash
Valid points would be easier to listen to without name calling or labeling competing value judgments "asinine" or flat out stating there's basically one way to skin a cat. Reasonable minds can certainly differ on system goals and differing views make for a healthy discussion. Speaking for me only, I am pretty sure I will disagree that there is very little low-bass content in movies, or with overspending on the ear-level speakers while compromising more on subs, but that doesn't mean I am "Right" or that the OP should not hear competing viewpoints.
True. I was cringing for the guy when it became clear that he didn't know how to interpret the measurements comparing the subs and then he doubled down on his view about how rare movie content is in the 20's.
crgzimbabwe - sounds like you are on the right track. I have the RSL in ceiling speakers and they work great for that. I have JBL SCS8's for my side and rear surrounds and used to have 4 more SCS8's on my ceiling but when I replaced the ceiling spekaers with the RSL's I found that not only could I not tell that the speakers no longer matched, but I also got the added benefit of having the ceiling speakers higher up because they didn't stick down in the room anymore, and the result was a better sound field above me. My ceilings are just under 8 feet so every little bit helps for that.
If you have room for the SCS8's they are great speakers to use as surrounds though because of the 120 degree dispersion and they are very sensitive for a surround speaker. Like I said though, they do stick out in the room quite a bit - but - the bracket they come with makes it so easy to mount them on the wall. Using toggle bolts from lowes you can put your surround speakers (not just SCS8's) anywhere, you don't need a stud.
I even used them to mount the SCS8's on the ceiling with no studs with no problem.
As for mains I have the JBL 4722n's with the upgraded compression driver. The sound is phenomenal but they are ugly as sin and MUST be hidden behind an AT screen.
I suggested to a friend of mine that he get JBL 590's for his LRC speakers and they do really well in his room. He has the JBL SCS8's for surrounds as well, and JTR 118's for subs. His room sounds great.
Prices for the speakers I am mentioning are (from a JBL dealer I have used multiple times):
JBL SCS8's: 315 a piece including shipping and brackets
JBL 590's: 500 a piece including shipping
JBL 4722n's: 1150 a piece including shipping
RSL C34E: 125 a piece including shipping
Lots of good options for speakers on this thread, just throwing a couple more out there.
Here is a picture of the SCS8, you see what I mean about how far it sticks out. I don't like that but my room is big enough for it not to matter much and it's worth it for the sound/dispersion/effeciency of these speakers IMO and also how easy it is to aim them with the bracket.