New memberUsername: Grange
Post Number: 6
Room is 60x35x13 with some offsets for a total cubic footage of 25,000.
Have a wife and 5 month old daughter, so rocking out is not a priotity (much more concerned with quality in the 1/3 of space devoted to home entertainment).
Price is, of course, a consideration. Losing 10% of spec performance for 50% reduction in cost is OK. Better yet, if some of those components make it to the next upgrade.
Now, feel free to weigh in with fact, speculation, answers off the beaten path. Here is my short list of "packages":
Mite T-C x3
Total cost: $11,000
Audio Physic New Tempo
James Cinema Subwoofer
Adcom GTP880 (used)
Sonus Faber GrandPiano
Anthony Gallo Reference 3
Focal-JML Chorus S 726S
Mixing and matching is fine, if you think another combination. Ancillarly notes: think I like more warmth than brightness, listen to classical, latin, brit-pop of '80s - today, fairly wide ranging. Music/threatre is 60/40.
Silver MemberUsername: Frank_abela
Post Number: 193
I'd love to tell you to go with system 7 since the amp is just so capable. In reality I think the Focals will struggle to fill the space.
I know systems 1 and 2 and would probably plump for system 1, but I'd make a change or two and go for Totem Lynks rear speakers which can be used in Bi or Dipole configuration and hang on the wall. I'd also consider going for the Model1 centre if possible. That said, the Mite-T speakers would also make a lot of sense so that system is well balanced as it is.
System 2 has its merits too, but I would change the sub (as above), add a P35 power amp to drive the fronts and biamp the centre from the extra channels of the AVR300.
But I'd love to say system 7 with a strata5 or storm5 instead of the 401E simply because it is a fantastic amp...
Gold MemberUsername: Project6
Post Number: 1843
Gold MemberUsername: Kegger
Post Number: 1832
Love the arcam setup/prepro and amp! "Top notch"
Love the focal speakers too! Nice and airry!!
"but like he said will they fill the room?"
I don't know about the sub.
The subs I'm use to are (hsu rel svs and velodyne)
with the 1st 3 being very close and velodyne being the value oriented of the bunch!
system 7 for me.