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Front Stage Upgrade

Just hooked up my Denon x1600h and HSU VTF2-MK5. Front stage are Polk T50 and a T30 center. Micca 6.5 in ceiling, and Polk OMW3 for surrounds. Seating is ~11 feet from the fronts. Room goes back about 20 feet past the seating. "Listening space" is about 13x11. Total room are is larger, 30x16?. See image for layout.

I'd like to hover around $1,000 shipped for LCR. 50% Movie, 25/25 TV/Music. I have a toddler and infant, so towers are preferred due to the risk of falling over. That said, I've spent hours looking at Chane 2.4/5.5, Emotiva (off the table due to emobucks promotion being gone), JBL. There is NO WAF here, she can deal with whatever I choose. Size isn't an issue, would have no problem rolling some JBL 590s down the stairs. I'm just looking for some guiding and convincing on what the best long-term solution will be.

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I'd like to hover around $1,000 shipped for LCR. 50% Movie, 25/25 TV/Music. I have a toddler and infant, so towers are preferred due to the risk of falling over. That said, I've spent hours looking at Chane 2.4/5.5, Emotiva (off the table due to emobucks promotion being gone), JBL. There is NO WAF here, she can deal with whatever I choose. Size isn't an issue, would have no problem rolling some JBL 590s down the stairs. I'm just looking for some guiding and convincing on what the best long-term solution will be.

Thanks!
I'm too much of a noob to help you, but I have a very similar thread going and have gotten some excellent advice and questions answered so far. My budget is almost the same as yours, so maybe it would help some? The only real difference is that I'm almost 100% gaming/HT usage, but I can't imagine it would change the recommendations that much with 25% music.

Help replacing Front and Centers on a budget https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/3150010-help-replacing-front-centers-budget.html

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could still do Emotiva's if you did T1+ and C1+ for $950 plus any tax.
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could still do Emotiva's if you did T1+ and C1+ for $950 plus any tax.
Worth over the JBL 590s? Also, I'm willing to do bookshelf for the Chane 2.4 I think
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Emotiva T-Zero towers + C1+ CC. You'd even have room to add a pair of B1+ for surrounds.

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Emotiva T-Zero towers + C1+ CC. You'd even have room to add a pair of B1+ for surrounds.
what’s the CC? T-zero better option that the 1+? My surround is fine IMO, not looking to change that at the moment
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what’s the CC? T-zero better option that the 1+? My surround is fine IMO, not looking to change that at the moment
C1+ is the centre channel.

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C1+ is the centre channel.
I read your post differently - got it now . Noticable decrease between the zero and the T1+?
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I'd like to hover around $1,000 shipped for LCR. 50% Movie, 25/25 TV/Music. I have a toddler and infant, so towers are preferred due to the risk of falling over. That said, I've spent hours looking at Chane 2.4/5.5, Emotiva (off the table due to emobucks promotion being gone), JBL. There is NO WAF here, she can deal with whatever I choose. Size isn't an issue, would have no problem rolling some JBL 590s down the stairs. I'm just looking for some guiding and convincing on what the best long-term solution will be.

Thanks!
I just went through the same scenario. Our children are a little older, 5 and 7, but my wife babysits several children that are in the toddler to infant age, so I was leery of speaker stands as well.

I ultimately went with the Chane A5/2.4 bundle for just over $1200 shipped. It’s a little over budget, but I can tell you the A5 towers are sturdy and seem very well balanced. A grown man would need to use considerable force to knock one over.

I read some review from a google search where a reviewer commented that the T1 towers could be a little tipsy. I can not validate this one way or the other because I have never owned them.
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I just went through the same scenario. Our children are a little older, 5 and 7, but my wife babysits several children that are in the toddler to infant age, so I was leery of speaker stands as well.

I ultimately went with the Chane A5/2.4 bundle for just over $1200 shipped. It’s a little over budget, but I can tell you the A5 towers are sturdy and seem very well balanced. A grown man would need to use considerable force to knock one over.

I read some review from a google search where a reviewer commented that the T1 towers could be a little tipsy. I can not validate this one way or the other because I have never owned them.
You know, that Chane bundle has me coming back every night and pondering hitting that Confirm button
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I read some review from a google search where a reviewer commented that the T1 towers could be a little tipsy. I can not validate this one way or the other because I have never owned them.
Well, the Emotiva site says the T1s are:

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Weight: 40.1 pounds (unboxed). 53 pounds (boxed).
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Weight (lbs) 55
If the Chane's 55lbs is for unboxed, then it would be 15lbs heavier than the T1s. If it's for boxed, then it'd only be 2lbs heavier.

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You know, that Chane bundle has me coming back every night and pondering hitting that Confirm button
Since you have room under your projection screen, another option might be using 3 matching LCR’s like the A2.4 or Ascend 340SE under the screen. Check out another forum member’s setup using 3 of the 340SE. He posted this picture over in the Ascend SE owner’s thread.

Edit: thinking about the child safety, there is still some risk involved with this.
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If the Chane's 55lbs is for unboxed, then it would be 15lbs heavier than the T1s. If it's for boxed, then it'd only be 2lbs heavier.
I think the A5 is 63 lbs boxed. I assume that’s what the 63 pounds means at the top of the A5 product page, near the price. Then the 55 pound number in the specs is unboxed.
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Since you have room under your projection screen, another option might be using 3 matching LCR’s like the A2.4 or Ascend 340SE under the screen. Check out another forum member’s setup using 3 of the 340SE. He posted this picture over in the Ascend SE owner’s thread.

Edit: thinking about the child safety, there is still some risk involved with this.
Yea, i'm thinking the kid safety is going to cost me some extra buck. so be it, I guess!
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Yea, i'm thinking the kid safety is going to cost me some extra buck. so be it, I guess!
It’s going to be an investment that should last a long time. For mostly HT use, and using a subwoofer(s), the A5 towers should be sufficient to last for many years to come to handle the L&R channel duties.

My thought was that some day I might want to try a bigger 3-way center like the Sierra Horizon or possibly one of the new Chane offerings once they get released, but I’m quite satisfied with the A2.4 for now.
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