I think the SEOS is better suited then most of those, at least for home theater.
They are constant directivity designs with great sensitivity, so they would play loud and clear, up and over reference levels, with lots more headroom.
I own the Wayne's 4Pi's and they are the best speakers I've ever heard. I decided to build them because I could get the compression drivers from Erich in the SEOS thread, and at the time, there wasn't any designs finished.
They are similar both in look and design to the SEOS stuff. After all, a lot of the crossover work was based off of his research.
They may be stressing your budget though.
Originally Posted by djkest
Where do you find used JBL 8430's for $50-100 each? I think that's exactly what I need for my theater setup. A little large but looks like high sensitivity and good dispersion. Designed to be wall-mounted.
For Subwoofers, you might consider getting a Behringer iNuke 1000 dsp and getting 2 of the Dayton 15" DVC drivers. This will allow you to do some EQ and room placement. But if you do go with the RSS460HO-4, which is a nice sub, you'll want more like 500W instead of 100W.
Ebay has them up cheap sometimes, a few weeks ago there was about 10-20 sold in singles.
I would check US / Canuck audio mart depending on where you live as well.
I suppose I shouldn't have said easy
, but they can be found.
After building a DIY L/C/R I was feeling too lazy to do surround so that's why I bought em.