After extensive browsing on the forums and web I’m still not fully convinced about the most ideal setup for my HT, with the budget I have in mind, roughly 2,5~2,8k euro
The room my HT is sort of L~U shaped. Roughly 3,6m W x 7m D with the sofa 3,2m from the wall/tv/fronts. The room is about 60m2 in total, and 2,6m high. A picture of the ground plan is included below.
I’ve had the fortune of obtaining a Pioneer LX 75 at a large discount. It’s up and running now and on my old set it’s already a massive improvement, but obviously I’d like to complete the setup with a new speaker package.
My choices have been narrowed down to the following, sound/looks wise:
Monitor Audio RX6AV
Monitor Audio RX6 front / centre / RX1 or 2 rear and the RXW12 sub. Tested them with the Pioneer 2021 (due to the shop not having a LX75 on stock at the time) . I’m very pleased with the sound however the centre especially is rather big, there will only be like 10 cm between the centre and the tv, which will look a bit stacked.
So another option for a more gentle speaker package could be the Tannoy Revolution set, consisting of the DC6T or DC4T fronts, centre and DC6 or DC4 rear and a separate sub (suggestions?). Also adding dipoles or so later on will be more of a challenge as its not part of the Revolution series. I auditioned them and I already was quite impressed with the sound from the DC4T let alone the DC6T. The 4s are a bit smaller compared to the MA and the centre is a lot more subtle in appearance.
Monitor Audio Apex
The 3rd option would be the Monitor Audio Apex 5.1 with either the RX12 sub or PV1D, sadly I can’t get an audition at any of the stores nearby... From what I’ve read on the Apex club topic the LX 75 is a very good match for the Apex and I must say I do like the looks of the satellites, however I’m a bit hesitant whether they can handle the shape and size of the room. My local dealer is hesitant whether they can handle the space....
I dismissed the B&W MT60 as the Apex are supposed to be far superior. Kef Q are a bit too bulky to my taste. Other options are more then welcome ofcourse as long as they stay within budget
I will be using the set mainly for movies and series/tv. Music is less important, however from what I read either set should be able to handle music rather well. My only problem is I can’t audition them at the same time to see how they compare. Separately both the Tannoy and the Monitor Audio sounded great but with a week in between its hard to compare.
In terms of looks I’m leaning more towards the Apex, especially with the option to add front high or surround later on, if the MA Apex can handle the space that would be an ideal choice. The RX6AV set also offers the same flexibility but is a bit more out there, though they do look great in black ash or white gloss. :grin: