Obviously a subjective decision but I am remodelling a TV area…
Current have a Sonos Amp driving two “old but gold” floorstanders (AE Aegis Evo 3, about 20 years old) in a large open plan room in front of TV. Have two One rears paired for a 4.0 setup. Sofa in the middle in a reference “square” setup if that makes sense. Surround is limited but decent for me given my usage.
Sound quality is good but floorstanders have slightly different character vs the other Truplay’d Sonos speakers in the larger open room as these are not signature matched. I know it’s there but not enough to annoy me. I care most about music. Area itself is for TV but my listening is about 80/20 Music/TV.
Atmos etc would be nice for the TV but not at the expense of music which is why I have kept the floorstanders so long.
Weighing up options for re-modelling the area (moving to LG G2 77” wall mounted TV, yes I have money to burn), so soliciting the opinions of the learned community here please on the 3 main audio options:
- Sonance in-walls fronts to replace floorstanders; very slick aesthetic, can Truplay, probably better music than Arc but not as good (??) as floorstanders. Maybe needs Sub (np). But no Atmos and stuck as stereo pair like my floorstanders.
- Keep floorstanders, but missing out on Atmos etc. bulky in room. But good sound/known quantity. They look pretty awesome anyway :)
- Arc (+ sub) front. All mod cons but weak(est?) for music which is important for me. I could up the rears to Fives or 300’s if I had to but have limited rear separation distance (about 4 ft) due to room constraints/aesthetics.
The TV area is also open on the right side about 25ft to the wall (closed on the left) which I presume (maybe wrongly??) means right side bounce/surround on the Arc will be less effective/weak.
Any opinions - or even better - real world experience - very gratefully received!!
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