Originally Posted by cuzed2
My Klipsch - vs - SEOS 2 cents worth:
I was quite pleased with my budget RF35s.
Then fired up my SEOS12's with Deltalight 2512s :
- Nice rich "mid-low range", drums etc..
- and the biggest PLUS: Having them toed-in to the recommended 45 degrees resulted in a very wide sweet spot for all 4 front row seats (~8 away from my mains)
I'll throw in my two cents worth as well. I've compared my Seos Tempests to my father's Klipsch Forte II's which I think were the last truly great Klipsch speaker made - nothing has even come close to it in quality since. That being said, I feel the Seos is the clear winner from 80hz and up. I'm usually not a horn person in general and think most Klipsch sound extremely harsh and also have a "honky" type sound which none of the Seo
's design's I've heard have. From 80hz down the Forte is the winner with more bass then the Tempest. I'm not sure if this is because the Eminence driver needed more breaking in or not but it didn't compete at all in that department.
Listening to music, the Forte became fatiguing very quickly with some music due to the honky/bright highs - the Tempests do not. The Tempests sound great with all types of music where as the Forte's really only shined with a rock/jazz type sound.
For movies it's the same old dance, both speakers are very dynamic and sound great but the Forte's simply hurt leaving me tired and fatigued after too long. The Tempest seem to have more mid bass kick then the Forte's and might be a tad cleaner as well.
Overall both speakers are great but the Seos Tempest wins in all categories except deep bass. I don't think either speaker excels in the midrange though both are still very good.