Newbie: Is the Pioneer LX86 too "bright" for MA Radius HD range?
I'm a newbie here and with home cinema setup.
I am torn between the Pioneer LX86 and the Yamaha A3020 for my (soon to be purchased) MA Radius HD speakers.
I have read through the forum for earlier comments - but i thought i might get some fresh feedbacks with those who have bought/tried out both these amps since it was released in Q3 last year. I am based in Stockholm, Sweden - and have been unsuccessful in locating a demo for the A3020. However, I finally found a shop with the Pioneer amp to match the Radius 90 & 45 HDs.
My decision on the MA Radius range is based on my available budget and the space in my living room. I am also trying to purchase a set of good speakers which can be flexible enough to be re-installed in my study room in the future when i upgrade (perhaps to the MA silver range). Therefore, my amp selection should also be flexible/powerful enough to pair with future speaker upgrades. Reading through the earlier forums from 2012, i notice there were quite many comments about the Pioneer amp being bright compared to the Yamaha, especially for the MA Radius range (which sounds bright already). I typically will use the speakers/amp for movies on my Samsung LED tv and listen to music (mostly jazz, classical, and pop).
My MA speaker 5.1 setup looks like this (ALL Radius range):
R270HD floorstanding - front left/right
R225HD - front centre
R90/45HD - rear left/right
370HD - subwoofer
As for the rear speakers, i am still thinking between the MA R90/R45. This is because my sofa is back to the wall, and I probably can move my sofa further front and have up to 0.5-0.8m to place the rear speakers (between my sofa and the back wall). Is it true that the rear speakers are better placed just in front of the back wall compared to the corner?
Would be grateful for any advice or sharing of experience i can get?