Ok, started a new thread due to the changing nature of the build. I just got shipping confirmation for two out of my three Sentinel kits. For those who don't already know, the Sentinel uses the 15" B&C woofer and the DNA360 CD with Seos12. I will be building three of these for lcr in the DHT. Once they are complete, I will make a decision on the surrounds and effect speakers. Ultimately, I will end up with 13 speakers and who knows how many subs. The room is quite large at 21x35 and 10ft ceiling. The goal is lcr, 2 sets of side surrounds (three rows of seating), rears, height and width speakers. The only thing that I have on hand to compare them to is my Revel f12 setup, which I am quite sure the Seos will stomp all over. I love the Revel, just know they can't hang on this level. I have had experience with many different high end products as well, so even with audio memory being what it is, I should be able to make a fair assessment. The original plan was to spend big$$ and go with JTR Noesis and at least T8 surrounds. After reading many reviews, I decided that the savings of $12k or so, at the risk of losing something in performance was worth it. If I can get 90% of what would be "ultimate performance" I will be very happy.
I will be picking up some sheets of mdf tonight in anticipation of the arrival of two kits tomorrow. Hopefully the third won't be far behind. Stay tuned