I have met my match on researching angled LCR speakers for my new 5.1 system. I know all of the pros and cons here and will be doing my best to mitigate some of them, but I don't have a choice on placement. The wall with the TV is a plaster wall which is in front of brick wall - no way to mount speakers here - so ceiling it is because the wife wants them hidden.
Here is what I need - help from you with what you may know about some of the brands I will have below, any pros/cons, and to add to the list if I missed something. I have no way to hear all of these speakers here in Indianapolis - so be my ears for me if you will.
Details on the room and setup: * TV will be above a 4.5 ft mantle * Sitting area is 10ft back from TV with an 8ft ceiling * Floors are hardwood * Ceiling and Walls are Plaster (yes the room is lively and they may factor in what you recommend as it may not be worth my money to do really high end items) * Looking to stay at 200-300 per speaker, but willing to consider something else if it is just going to work perfectly * Need to stick to round speakers due to ceiling configuration * Will be powered by a Marantz 1504 or 1403 unit * Will be used for mostly movies, but hoping that soundstage will support hearing the wonderful soundtracks as well as the surround effects
Now - here is the list that I have accumulated. I have two hopes - one that this threads help highlight the large number of speakers out there and two, that we can define the good, bad, and ugly out of the group.
http://www.paradigm....eries/cs-60r-30 Notes - I like the sound, but do not see a lot of recent reviews on these. Angle: 30
http://www.hometheat...CFelAMgod_2UAAQ Notes - Heard a small local installer and they were not bad, but no reviews anywhere. Angle: 20
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 Notes - Seems to have some reliable follows out there and price is good, but what do they sound like. Angle: 15
http://www.snapav.co...00-point-6.aspx Notes - none Angle: 15
http://www.daytonaud...ng-speaker.html Notes - none Angle: 15
http://www.inwallsto...rs_p/hd650a.htm Notes - Great bulk price and on site reviews, but nothing out in the real world that I know of. Angle: 20
Legrand 7000 Series H
http://www.legrand.u...ers/ht7655.aspx Notes - none Angle: unknown
Proficient C870, C840, C660, C655, C650
http://www.proficien...ng-lcr-speakers Notes - Wide variety of selection between quality to price Angle: 15
Speakercraft Aim8 One
http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B000U7NGCW Notes - none Angle - unknown
So - that is my selection so far - I may update this with the woofer and tweeter material if everyone feels it would help. Tell me what you think and let me know if you need more info.