Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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I'm looking to replace my JBL2500 bookshelf rear speakers and would greatly appreciate some feedback and recommendations.
Current speakers: FR Canton Ergo 607DC, CEN Canton CM502, SUR Canton Ergo F book, R JBL2500, CL Dynamic Audio Labs KVSC-65, SW Paradigm PD12
I lucked in a while back and acquired the Canton's from a coworker at an awesome price. I finally updated the amp last month at moved to the 7.1.2 configuration based on Dolby's suggested layout. I have a wonderful equilateral triangle placement of the front speakers (11ft), with the sides at 7ft and rears 9ft. Almost 9ft ceilings.
There are two ideas I'm toying with, trying to work within a price range of $700'ish.
1. Move the Canton books to the rear and purchase a pair of dipole surrounds (Possibly: Definitive Technology SR-9080 or Paradigm Surround series 1 or series 7)
2. Replace the JBLs with bookshelf's (Emotiva Audio Surround Books or possibly ELAC B6)
Given that the sweet spot is 7 ft away from the sides, I've noted earlier comments recommending to stay with bookshelves when there is enough distance. I'm not sure if this is the case given that the span of the 3 recliners leaves only 3.5 ft to the sides (15ft wide room).
Open to ideas and speaker recommendations.