What about 5 of Danny's new Studio Monitor, it's semi-OB and uses the phenomenal Neo3 as the tweeter. For immersion, you really can't do better than identical speakers, especially across the front.
I'm only doing the front (3), the surrounds are all in-ceiling Tannoy's I got from work. We use them a lot for installs and they work great for this application.
The center speaker wouldn't fit vertically below my TV and I think the OB going to the side would sound very off .... I'm sure they're gonna sound killer, but we'd really like to do towers for the fronts. My wife likes big speakers almost as much as I do!
So, back to the X-Statik's I have a question. My X-Voce has the drivers probably no more than 14-15" or so from the back wall and it works perfectly. It washes the TV with the backwave which bounces off the TV and gives a much more immersive sound than a traditional box. It's more like running a fantom center when sitting dead center where the sound comes more from the TV than the speakers.
Given that the X-Voce does excellently in this application and the X-Statik is essentially the same speaker just in a vertical array, why wouldn't the Statik's work for me?? I'm not questioning the knowledge of the smarter folks than me, just wanting to understand more