I'm in the process if assembling my first budget 5.1 home theatre/music system, and I just can't decide what type of surround set-up to go with. I am equally interested in HT, music and future multi-channel DVD-audio. My room is 12'x16'x8'; mains on 12' wall; listening position centered, about 5' from back wall, and I can mount the surround speakers to the side (or a little behind) and above the chair. Onkyo SR600 or HK AVR320 receiver. I'll be using a Hsu vt-2 sub, so I've narrowed my choices to:
1) M3's all around; VP100 center
2) M3's or M22's and VP100 in front; QS4's in rear
My questions are:
In choice (1), will the VP100 integrate good with the M3's to produce a "seamless" front soundstage for movies, since they use different midrange drivers?
In choice (2), how sonically different will the QS4's be from the fronts when playing music?
To make things even more complicated, if I go the direct radiating route, I could upgrade the front M3's to M22's to better match the VP100. What would you choose?
Thanks in advance for the help!