If they aren't going behind a screen, fusion 8 LCR will be a great choice for you.I am using a Cap 2400 for my sub, and Audyessy has crossed my current LCR at 80. I have looked at the HTM-6's. My LCR will not be behind a screen, so I think that the HTM-10's will be overkill.
That looks fantastic. Did you consider the F8 Center?
No, a horizontal center is not as optimal (same sound signature but the horizontal center would not have the same dispersion characteristics) as a matching lcr. Since they are going behind a screen I was able to make them all match. If they were out in the open I would have gone with a horizontal center. If you are going to use the horizontal center Id go with the towers to keep the sensitivity the same.
Do you have a screen with a projector or is this a TV type setup with a console? Telling us about the space would help with how we respond.
TV set up. I dont know the exact measurements, but its an average size living room. Maybe 20 x 15 with a cathedral ceiling that slopes toward where I sit.
Hey. That brings me to a question.With a TV I'd try the fusion8's in stereo with a phantom center then build the horizontal center if the sound was lacking. I think the horizontal would be worth the compromise for a TV because it'll look better that three matching lcr.
Whatever you do, be mindful of the designer of the series your looking at because each designer has a "voice" for their speakers. It's like their signature. The fusion 10 are designed by tuxedocivic and fusion 8 are designed by Jeff Bagby. Jeff also designed the maximus12 and the fusion12's and the Quarks and others.
Thanks for the info. Which DIYSG speakers do you have experience with ?Jeff's speakers tend to roll off the highs more than tux's and mtg's. I've never heard any of tux's kits but the responses look similar to mtg's. I would say the fusion 8 kits are the easiest to listen to for extended periods like hours. Likely due to the softer highs. But the brighter speakers seem better for movies with clearer intelligibility and dynamics.