My dad's birthday is coming up in a few months and he is in dire need of some sort of home theater system to go along with the new plasma.
I was considering the Dayton B652's but they don't seem geared toward higher volumes for home theater and I don't think they would fill the space.
The room looks to be about 25x15x9 (don't have a measuring tape handy.
The wall and shelf where the speakers will be located is around 15 feet.
The listening position is 10-15 feet back and at an angle of around 35 degrees below the shelf.
Budget is around 60$ for main speakers but I could scrounge up more depending on the diminishing returns point and how much cash I have around after selling my power amp and eq.
I live in Canada so i'm likely limited as far as enclosures go, I like what diy sound group has to offer but i don't know if it's cost effective to ship them over here and alternatives are welcome.
All speaker components will likely be bought from Solen.ca as they carry alot of what
Parts-express.com does, but it will all depend on shipping costs.
I want to match (or outright surpass) the sound quality of the B652's, but sound quality is subjective so here's what i'm looking for:
Efficiency is somewhat important, especially in the mid-upper frequency range.
I don't have a lot of power on tap (anywhere from 20-50watts per channel) which means i'll likely be going with horns.
Coverage is important as well, there will be people seated off to the side of the screen.
High end detail is important and is apparently lacking in the B652's.
I'm fine with a sealed design but would like to at least get down to the 80hz range and leave it to a small sub beyond that.
Deep bass will be taken care of with bass shakers.
All suggestions are welcome, don't be afraid to think outside the box (literally) if a certain horn extends outside of a flat pack or pre-made enclosure it's not a big deal as long as the main part of it fits the cutout.
Performance over aesthetics
Also don't be afraid to bring on the audio theory like imaging, beaming etc, learning is half the fun
Thanks in advance.