I can't tell you how many different speaker configurations I've had, but my most current setup is the following:
Fronts - RTi28
Center - CSi30
Surround - FXi30 mounted on wall directly behind me in bipole mode
Sub - PSW303
O.K., so here goes. I live in a 2 BR apt and everything is setup in an area that is approx. 12 x 14 or so. I love my front's and center channel, but still feel like the surrounds are not the greatest. Yes, I know they aren't supposed to draw attention to themselves, but really I don't get the warm fuzzy surround feeling I think I should be getting. This will probably cause a stir, but I honestly think from a surround and imaging point of view with movies only, my previous RM6700 setup did a nicer job with the exception of the center channel which I now attribute to the Onkyo receiver I had which I constantly had to adjust up and down for each movie. I will say I NEVER touch it now with my HK receiver. I have the FXi's 2 feet above my head at this point. They are a huge pain to mount and I can't really place them where I like them best prior to positioning them. Would I be completely crazy to consider going back to the sats again? If so, I'd like to move up to a bigger sub such as the PSW404 or a Velodyne CHT10. Any suggestions?