Originally Posted by Blitzdog
Am a big fan of both SVS and ELAC. The ELAC B6 bookshelf speakers are solid.
Your subwoofer recommendations are all good choices.
Thanks! I love my PC sound setup. Personally, I am a huge fan of SVS due to their customer service and ELAC's offerings with the Debut, Uni-Fi, and Adante line have been very impressive. Ascend Acoustics have also been praiseworthy as well.
One set of speakers that have really blown my mind recently though are the Klipsch RF-7 III's. I am not sure if it's the driver or the redesigned horn, but they are a very nice departure from the typical Klipsch horn sound and are now amazing sounding to me. When I upgrade my HT setup in the future, it's going to be tough choosing between them and the Martin Logan ESL.
Originally Posted by drewafx
Speaker placement is another tricky problem for having great sound in a room.
That's why when you listen at a shop or show floor it's much better.
I seat right in the middle with left & right speakers having same distance from the side walls. Placing them on top of isolation mount helps with desk reflection. Also got SVS SoundPath feet for my SB-1000 for better deep bass.
Dirac live room correction solves a lot of sweet spot issues as well.
Room correction software such as Audyssey, Dirac, and Anthem have all come a long way in managing sound for multi-purpose rooms with HT setups via mitigating timbre mismatches via EQ, uneven distances for speaker placement via level and delay adjustments, seamless transitions between speakers to subwoofer via measured crossovers and stereo subwoofer adjustments, and sound interference via DSP filter.
While nothing still beats a dedicated HT room with proper acoustic treatment (real rockwool bass traps!), the gap isn't nearly as large anymore.