Post by mikeyboyeee on Feb 20, 2020 12:18:51 GMT -5
Deciding between the 2. Open living room in townhouse. 9’ seating distance. Can get about 12” rear port to back wall. About 10’ apart. HSU VTF3-MK5 for sub bass. Yammy Rx-a780 avr. Currently have original Ascend 340s across front and some jbls for surrounds.
Would either go 2.4 for CC, but really would like to step up to the C2+. The Ms. already approved of C2 if thats the direction.
I currently own the T1 and previously owned the A5rx-c, they are pretty close in comparison, I run separates though so no worries with 4ohm nominal speakers, i prefer the looks of the A5.5 compared to the T2 or T1. The Chanes will play nicer with your receiver being 6ohm nominal and a higher sensitivity. I'm assuming listening levels are not too loud being in a townhouse though, i would suggest the A5.5 and A2.4 for center.
I see that Yamaha receiver of yours does have RCA outputs for the front left and right so you could always add something like an Emotiva A-300 amp for the towers, I once owned a Yamaha Receiver running Monitor Audio RX6 towers and when I added a Emotiva amplifier for my towers it made a big difference in sound quality even at lower listening levels.
IMO either choice is good and will depend on what look you prefer, I myself like the looks of the Chanes better but that's all personal preference and like mentioned unless you add an external amplifier for the towers the T2 and C2 will be harder to drive with your receiver being 4ohm nominal, also the A5.5 include port bungs to seal the rear ports to help integrate the subwoofer crossover.
Last Edit: Feb 20, 2020 13:42:32 GMT -5 by creimes
Don't count the A2.4 out, I had the A2rx-c(older version) before I went to three A5rx-c towers across my front and the Chane center is very capable, it can be used as a LCR and has tons of output. I myself would not mix brands, keep with the same one. I found the highs a bit more detailed and airy on the T1 and low end of the T1 to go a bit deeper than the A5 in my room, but remember that is my room, and placement and room most if not always change things, though I found the mids smoother on the A5 compared to my T1, but I use Dirac Room correction on my XMC-1 so i can adjust the curve to my liking. And as i said I recommend an amplifier to really make the towers sing, more control of the drivers has always made my system sound it's best.
If you could buy either right now brand new, would you still have your Emotiva or would you go back to the the newer Chane setup?
That's a toss up lol, I like things about both of them, if mine weren't hidden behind my screen I would go for the Chanes as I prefer the looks of them especially with those new outriggers they come with.