Originally Posted by crgzimbabwe
The pricing on the A5.4 is incredible...even without the end of year discounts they were running....a Pair of A5.4 for less than $1000....I wonder how their Center Channel measures up...
The Chane A2.4 as a center channel has never had any detractors on AVS that I'm aware of.
As to the idea that everyone needs a 98db efficiency speaker for home theater in a living room I just don't buy it.
I got my first 5.1 system in 1989 in my living room which is about 40ft x 15ft and never had any issues with lack of headroom using quality speakers with 89db sensitivity.
I was sitting about 12 feet away from the speakers, not 40 feet away though.
That first system's front speakers were driven by a NAD7250PE receiver with 50 watts/channel crossed over to a powerful sub.
Never once ran out of headroom.
But some AVS members have much larger dedicated rooms with several rows of seats in a theater environment where perhaps that kind of speaker might make a ton more sense.
, the owner of Chane, about your room and he'll give you an honest answer as to whether his products make sense for your needs.
Or you can talk to Tom at PSA about your needs and the fact that you can't fit his speakers; he's not afraid to recommend other brands that might better fit your needs as well.