5.1 or 2.2
I am debating if I should change my system in my family room.
My current setup is an Onkyo tx-sr304, with Rt400, cs245i, paradigm dipole surrounds and an HSU sub.
Equipment setting around is a Cambridge Audio azur 540a series 2, azur 540c series 2, Vienna Acoustics Bachs, and
two REL q201e subwoofers.
I run a 3.2 and really enjoy it. I find that a quality center speaker does add to my ability to hear dialogue with more clarity. And two or more subwoofers will always be a part of my theater setup. Bass is everywhere instead of to one side of the room. I would recommend a CS400 for your center. I used to own the CS245i and then the CS400i. Big difference.
Too big for my space. Looks nice and I am sure it sounds good.
Loud n Clear, how big is your room with the 3.2 and does 3.2 still work well with a larger room?
Originally Posted by Loud & Clear
Smallish area. If I moved the gear into a different room I would almost certainly employ surrounds. Would 3.2 work in a larger room? I don't see why not. I also believe that if you can do it, that using a bookshelf speaker in its native orientation is preferable to a 'center' speaker. I use a short stand that angles slightly upwards at the front to aim the speaker to ear level.