Well I said I was going back to 2 channel stereo from my current 5 channel setup.
I'm quite sick of 5 channel. My listening habits and taste do not lend themself to 5 channel well at all.
I had intended to build some towers with like quadruple 6 1/2 inch drivers and some horn tweeters, but we're going to be remodeling the living room (nothing crazy, but repainting, fixing ****, some new furniture, new rugs... etc.) come spring, and part of the plan was to downsize the audio.
so I cleaned up my rack system, it's all neat and **** now...
anyway - right now I've got two bookshelf speakers (6 inch woofer with 1" hard dome tweeter) on mini end tables sitting on opposite ends of the room... looks good (small, simple) -- but they're nice and loud - i have little 333 uF caps on them so they're high passed at 120 hz / 6 db per octave. then i've got the mtx sub with 300 watt plate amp behind the big comfy chair.
it get loud enough to make me happy (amp is 100 x 5 rms, in stereo its 125 x 2 @ 8 ohms... 150 x 2 @ 4 ohms).
so what i wanna do is get two polk bookshelf speakers... something with "umph" but nothin too radical.
the Monitor 30's looked like what I'd be after - I am buying a VCR (ya- i said VCR) off crutchfield, and figured i'd pick some speakers out too...
so the monitor 30 in ebony is on its way - what do you guys think of them? i'd ask in the home forum - but i have no clout in there... and quite honestly, i dont think they'd understand me - i am not lookin to get into home audio the way i'm into car audio... you guys know what i mean when i say that... so any of you have experience with the monitor 30, and if so, can you answer these q's...
1- are they a nice warm sounding speaker that is good at reproducing the highs (most bookshelf i ever had - none of htem polk - were ****ty at reproducing high's -- seemed all muddy and **** like the mid was way over accentuated and there was like no response from the tweet --- note, i do have a 10 band EQ for fine tuning).
2- should i continue to high pass them at 120 hz with the cap, or do the speakers have built in filters??? i have never owned a quality home speaker, so i have no idea... my experience is limited to Optimus and Pioneer home ****... my current 5 channel setup was all Radio Shack satellites... so that gives u an idea of where the hell I'm coming from.
3- is having them on end tables (which puts them with the tweet firing at my chin when sitting down on the couches / chair) a good height? or am i screwed?