As the title says, I have about $1500 (give or take) to spend on 2 new towers, a center, and 2 surround speakers. I haven't had the opportunity to hear either of these, however they're constantly recommended online so I'm curious to get opinions on which way I should go.
Room is ~10ftx14ft with 10ft ceilings. Viewing distance is about 8 feet and I do have some sound treatment in the room (6 25"x41"x3" acoustic panels).
I tend to value clarity and impact heavily. Some of my favorite speakers I've listened to are Goldenear Triton 5's because of their ridiculous clarity and detailed/wide sound stage (which is what drives me towards these two sets with ribbon tweeters). 90% of my listening is HT usage and I do tend to crank it a bit as I love the impact and immersion of loud movies.
Currently would be paired with a Denon X1400h but might upgrade that eventually.
Subs are to be determined, but likely 2x HSU VTF-3 MK5's as my next purchase.
Chane: 2x A5.5 L/R towers, 1x A2.4 center, 2x A1.5 surrounds. Total cost shipped is $1,565.80 currently.
Emotiva: 2x T2+ L/R towers, 1x C2+ center, 2x B1+ surrounds. Total cost shipped is about $1,350.00 due to current EmoBucks promotion (could order T2+ and B1+ now and more or less get the C2+ free when back in stock).
My research tells me the Chanes would fit my desires more (clarity and volume), but the Emotivas seem to be right in line as well and a couple hundred bucks cheaper currently (cost difference isn't a big factor to me though). I like the looks of the Chanes better, but the Emotiva C2+ has always been regarded as a very good center which intrigues me so I'm torn.
In this position, which setup would you go for?
EDIT: I've made plenty of posts like this in the past, however I will actually be ordering within 24 hours this time