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    The thought of using my CLSIIz's for front L & R in our HT feels like I would be committing some type of mortal sin. I am currently using my SL3's for this application and CLS's just for 2 channel listening.

    I have been trying to convince my wife that we should remove the large cabinet I built for her a few years ago to hide the center channel, 60" TV and electronics in the name of better music listening.

    I had resigned my self to keeping this configuration until we build a new home at which time we would have room for what I am look for.

    This weekend while we were watching a movie and without any previously suggestions in a few weeks by me she said " If we take the cabinet out of here how would you position all of the equipment".

    I could move most of the HT related equipment 6 or 7 pieces to an adjacent room leaving only CLS's, SL3's, 2 amps, preamp, CDP and 2 subs at the front of the room.

    I am considering offering (if it would help close the deal) to remove the SL3's from the mix and put them in storage until we build expanded living space so the room will look a bit less cluttered.

    Have any of you that have CLS's used them for HT?

    Would the rest of here use CLS's for HT if it would mean possibly a great improvement in your 2 channel listening?

    I wouldn't mind seeing the room less cluttered by removing the SL3's if there isn't a reason to not use the CLS's for this. I installed new panels in them in 2007 if this matters?

    I am leaning toward making the change and if the CLS's don't work out see about bringing the SL3's back in to the room.

    What would you do in this situation for the sake of your 2 channel listening?

    The old picture below shows the size of the cabinet between speakers. Equipment has changed and there are 11 more acoustic panels than in room than shown.
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    Although it would feel a bit blasphemous I'd probably give it a go and see how it works out. If the improvement in your two-channel listening is that great, it might be worth the sacrifice. You can always go back to the old configuration if the benefits aren't as great as you thought they'd be.

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    I'm confused....why do you think they WOULDN'T work for HT?
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    I don't have any reason why they would not work.

    I have never seen anyone use them for that.

    I know this makes no sense but it seems kind of irreverent to them to use them for HT.

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    Oh by the way Tom, did they show up today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad225 View Post
    Oh by the way Tom, did they show up today?
    just called home.. Kerry says "NAY".. they're not there yet. Fedex says they're on the truck and will be delivered today!! probably 8PM tonight! ha
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