Hi all, I’ve been reading through the forum on and off for a while trying to decide on the best speaker for my situation but am having difficulty coming to a conclusion. The main factor keeping me from a decision is the design of my living room. I’ll do my best to provide as much detail as I can and look forward to any recommendations.
The room: Essentially an L shaped room, with 2 open-frame doorways on both ends. The room is all hardwood floor and there is a 9.5" window behind the listening area. Unfortunately, this is the best room in my new house that I can go with. No additional treatment to the room other than a carpet under the coffee table.
Dimensionss: 11.5’ x 19.5’ x 18.5’ x 12.5’ x 7’ x 7’(Or 11.5’x19.5’ for main part of room, 12.5’x7’ for dining room if that makes it easier).
The room https://imgur.com/gallery/TdonFRr
Seating position is approximately 8 ft from front of speakers. Due to the layout of the room, I will not be able to have the speakers as far off the wall as most comments seem to suggest. At most I would probably be able to get 30" from the wall to the front of speaker. The speaker to wall distance will depend on the width of the speaker, but would be roughly 23" from the right wall and 32" from the left.Very little room to play with there as it would then obstruct the entry.
Current AV Setup: TCL 6 series 65", Denon x1300W, Dali Zensor 3, Dayton Sub800, Technics SL-D3 (needs servicing), Art DJii for phono
Audio: Flac and MP3 sources (as good as I can find), genres are mostly Rock, Indie, Rap, Electronic. I do have a range of music from most main genres aside from country, so something all around would probably be best.
Movies: Netflix/Hulu/HBO streaming or direct playing through Plex. Genres are usually some type of action, horror, comedy, anime.
Looking for front channel speakers to start off, and then build up to a 5.1/5.2 system over time. I’m sure I’ll for to a 7.something eventually but not worried about it now. Trying to budget ~$2500 just for the front speakers. I do plan on getting a better sub (unknown what yet) as well as upgrading to a newer Denon that would allow use of a separate amp for the mains.
This far the only speakers I’ve heard are my Zensor 3s, as far as audio stores go the only one within a 2ish hour drive would be a Magnolia center. The speakers I have been looking at are:
- Wharfedale Evo 4.4- Dali Opticon 6 mkII - Focal Choral 826- Zu Dirty Weekend- Tekton Enzo 2.7 (I was interested in the Pendragon but I don’t think it’ll work with my wall placement)- Monitor Silver 300