[Hi-Fi / HT filter] Help me find the right front speakers for my receiver, so that both music and movies sound good !
I have a Harman Kardon AV 145
which i always used with the standard JBL 5.1 speaker set
it came with (little and probably not so good satellites, but i really like the subwoofer).
I got my hands on a Mission m7c1
center speaker (got for almost free) and recently replaced the left and right front speaker (which previously were just little boxes) with some TEAC coming out of a compact system a friend was throwing away.
The difference since i put those left/right (sorry i don't have name or characteristics, but just imagine your typical 2 ways system from a 90s compact system) is amazing: music sounds much better - and i guess it's because now the left/right sound can manage some bass and the subwoofer just gives it a final touch.
The issue is that now when i watch a movie, i think the right/left sound too powerful compared to the middle - so you hear all the background noised much louder than the speech... and that's less than optimal. My receiver has the option to select if each speaker is "large" or "small", option that basically cross-overs the bass to the subwoofer or to the speakers themselves.
now... i think i might need to set the speakers as "small" in order to not overpower the middle... but then i miss the improvement i gained in the music listening area....
does this make sense? What would you do and/or what tests would you do ?
Secondly... I have now the chance to do two things
1) replace those TEAC speakers with the speakers that come from this Panasonic SC-DP1
system which actually sound _amazing_ and i would like to keep. Problem... these speakers have 4 wires coming out of them and my HK AVR 145 only has 2 plugs for each speaker... how do i connect them ?
2) someone is selling these amazing Mission 733
speakers for a very low price... i really like the idea of professional speakers but... will they be alright for the rest of my system or would i just add to the problem of left/right overpowering the middle ?
thank you all for your help!