I have decided to go with Deftec for my living room HT remodel. I am currently trying to decide between several of their offerings and have a few questions. For background, these will be placed in wall behind a 100-120" AT projector screen (haven't decided how big to go yet). The room is roughly 13x13 with the couch on the back wall and screen on the front. There is no option for room rearrangement. I am not overly concerned with the loss of low end on these as the will be in a dual sub system. The speakers I am trying to decide on are for the front 3, and are between the following:
UIW RLS III
My main questions are as follows:
1. How would you rate the sound quality of these 3, from best to worst? Is it as simple as going by the price? Not sure the addition of bass radiators in the RLS III would make a huge difference here.
2. Is the difference in quality of sound from stepping up to the 6.5LCR, or the RLS III worth the cost? Currently, I can get the 5.5LCR for around half of the 6.5LCR, and the RLS III are about $75 more than the 6.5LCR. Budget is not a huge concern, but I am more of a "value minded" person. I don't mind spending the money if the payoff is worth it, but don't want to overspend if I get 95% performace for 50% cost.
3. These will primarily be used for Movie/TV, very little music. Will all of these be sufficient for filling a room of this size without having to crank the AVR to 11?
As for the surrounds, due to the layout of the room and not having space behind the couch (about 6" from wall) or a side wall on one side due to a hallway, I am forced into having the surrounds on the back wall. I will be going with bipoles and am deciding between DI 5.5BPS, UIW RSS II, and UIW RSS III. I feel like this decision will be made after finalizing the fronts. If I go with the DI series, I plan to stick with it for the surrounds. If I get a UIW series, I will stick with those. Unless there is an opinion that one is significanlty better than another?
For the 4 atmos, it is between the DI 5.5R, DI 6.5R, and DI 8R. I was not even considering the 8R's, but for some reason they are about half the cost of the other 2?
Any opinions are welcome!