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If $400 is your max per speaker (not including cabinets), what are you building with these limitations:

1. 22" height/width max for center channel.
2. No 15" woofers.
3. Smallest form factor.
4. 80hz cross
5. Main volume usually -10 to -15.
6. Hardwood floor, reflective room open to kitchen.
7. 90% HT.
8. Listening distance ~11 feet




I've struggled deciding between the SEOS Tempest or Deltalite 12. More of the tempests have been built with satisfied customers and that woofer has better reviews on parts-express. That being said, I'm interested in the best sound possible and some of those whom I respect have mentioned the deltalite having that.

Then there's the CSS Planar2 - I know I'd have to get a crossover designed or use the delta 10b from Tux's build, when he said it deserves a better woofer.

Decisions, decisions...
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with all those seating areas, i'm not sure a single directivity focused center would be ideal. there is some explanation of why in the pdf called setup in this linke:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291022/hey-guys-we-need-a-little-rallying-here

and is also discussed here:

http://audioroundtable.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=10619

nice floor, btw.

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i would actually move your television to the wall with the painting on it and place the speakers in the corners of the room. that would provide a nice uniform soundfield across the entire room and you could still see the tv from the kitchen! :-)

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with all those seating areas, i'm not sure a single directivity focused center would be ideal. there is some explanation of why in the pdf called setup in this linke:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291022/hey-guys-we-need-a-little-rallying-here

and is also discussed here:

http://audioroundtable.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=10619

nice floor, btw.

I hear ya, but as you can see, the SHO10 has been on it's side and doing reasonably well. WAF had prevented it from being vertical. Her input won't be tolerated for the next speaker though... smile.gif
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i would actually move your television to the wall with the painting on it and place the speakers in the corners of the room. that would provide a nice uniform soundfield across the entire room and you could still see the tv from the kitchen! :-)

I wanted to do that and have a drop-down projector, but the couch is 14' wide and won't fit in the other direction. The way to fix it is to put another tv in the kitchen!
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I've also considered a calculated move: buy a pair of Arx A5 now and wait for the upgraded/reference SEOS line and more cash flow in 2014. Any thoughts on the A5's? They won the $1,000 shootout and have received solid reviews. Plus I'll get to try a planar design.

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/two-channel-audio/69421-official-1-000-speaker-evaluation-home-audition-event-results.html

http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?loudspeakers=arx&p=arx-a5-floorstanding-loudspeaker&cPath=21_32&products_id=227&osCsid=951bca951e8e6175361df434b779784f
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with all due respect for their efforts, that test seems to be lacking some important dimensions of speaker performance such as radiated power and off axis performance.

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funny, they observed what i am talking about, but don't seem to understand it. come on guys!

"Then as the sweet position was finally located, IF it was, the qualities we were listening for always went from fairly good to near-perfect in one move, like there was an invisible circle two feet in diameter, and we were either in it or out of it. We either had A-to-A-plus-grade sonics or C-grade sonics..."

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What about a pair of Fusion-10 Max with a Malcom center channel?
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