Small Home Theater – 1723 Monitor S vs 1961
Hello everyone… looking for additional suggestions and help in deciding between the 1723 Monitor S and the 1961 Towers for a small home theater setup. The room is 10’11” x 15′ 7″ with 10′ ceilings; for the last 2+ years, the room was used as a dedicated 2 channel listening room; I attached a computer render of the room in its current state; plan is to reuse the acoustic panels. The desk will remain in the room temporarily.
After trading a few emails with Kristoffer from Arendal, we came up with the following options for LCR:
- 1961 Monitor and 1961 Center
- 1961 Towers and 1961 Center
- 1961 Towers and 1723s Center
- 1723s Monitors and 1723s Center
Regardless of the decision for LCR, he recommended the following speakers to complete the rest of the system:
- 1961 1v (possibly 2)
- 1961 Surround Speakers (2 pairs – sides and rear)
- 1961 Height Speakers (1 pair mounted on the ceiling)
I’m leaning towards options 3 and 4 as I’m feel the larger center would provide the most benefit; however, I’m looking for additional suggestions / help from the community.
The 1961 1V has been purchased along with a Marantz Cinema 50 AVR; currently enjoying them within the room.