I have a 5.1 setup right now and I am upgrading to 7.1. Currently I have a CS1000p center, and RT800's for the other 4 channels. I'm kind of happy with the setup, but my room gobbles up the midbass since it's so large. By midbass I mean 80-200Hz which is above the 80Hz crossover freq of my subwoofer (my AVR doesn't have an adjustable crossover). I'm curious to know if the RT2000p's would help in that freq range since the 8's and mid are crossed at 100Hz; but the mid is in a sealed enclosure vs. my RT800's being ported.
Okay that's the background information, so here's my options:
A) Purchase some RT800s for the rear surrounds. Eventually build a midbass 10" driver for my front L/R, and cross it over and EQ it to fit with my RT800 L/R speakers. This would give me 80-200Hz impact I'm looking for in my room.
B) Buy a pair of RT2000p's that my friend has for sale. We plan on doing a test with these vs. my RT800s before I purchase, though. The RT2000's would become L/R and have RT800s for surrounds.
So how do the RT2000p's compare to RT800's? I'm concerned that the RT2000's will be weak with upper-midbass while the RT800s are strong; but the midbass problem would be fixed. I've listened to the RT2000s alot in his HT, but the 8's were always hooked up to his LFE. I've only heard them a couple of times using the entire tower for a single channel, but it was with music and at nearfield.
Has anyone ever had an RT800 vs. a RT2000 and can report the differences?