Originally Posted by hery19
Hadn’t considered the different options you suggest but will definitely keep in mind. Sent an email to the local dealer to see if they carry the 700 series so I can audition them after this pandemic. I do listen to music markmon1 about 30% of the time. Thanks for your ideas!
Yea another option for music is also the CM10's + HTM1D3 using Anthem's "all channel stereo" mode.
By the way, the Anthem is fantastic for something where you want movies and music due to its virtual inputs. You can configure a single source to have 2 separate inputs. For example, over here I have:
Input name: PC Video
Input source: HDMI 1
Input profile: speaker profile 1
- profile 1 has:
- All 11 speakers are enabled
- Crossovers are all set to 80hz
- Sub volume is -10
- Room correction on
- 2 channel is converted to dolby surround
Input name: PC Audio
Input source: HDMI 1 (same physical input)
Input profile: speaker profile 2
- profile 2 has:
- left right front speakers enabled.
- left right surround enabled
- subwoofer enabled
- subwoofer crossover at 60hz
- left and right surround levels set to -6 (better for slight rear fill)
- subwoofer level set to +6
- 2 channel audio is not converted to dolby surround but into all channel stereo
- Room correction is OFF
Now you can one button switch inputs between the two as if they were actual different inputs.
Anyways, if you do go audition the 702S2's hopefully they have a receiver there where you can test movies with phantom center (and stand right in between the two 702s2's). The htm71 drivers are very small and that center really lacks all chest slam. The 702s2s are just way more powerful sounding and would probably yield a better "fake" center than adding the htm71. Of course the HTM1D3 is just in a class of its own.