Originally Posted by rlhaudio
Since you own both line array and SEOS which do you feel is a better choice for home theater? When using your array what do you use for a center and rear speakers and do they integrate well. He doesn't want to buy speakers unless he has no other choice, he would prefer do DIY everything.
Well, they both honestly are great for both but if I were to break it down to brass tacks, the LS6's are more geared towards music performance and the SEOS horns are better for HT. With that said, they both do incredible for both (again). If a "horn" sound is what he doesn't like, he just hasn't heard a good horn yet. I now currently use the LS-6's upstairs as a strictly 2 channel setup, no surrounds, for TV and casual music listening in my main den/hangout area. They were previously downstairs in the theater, running a phantom center. The SEOS supplanted them along with a matching center and the design I built out was once again incredible for music, or I wouldn't have moved the LS-6's as when I really want to listen to music fully, I use the theater.
Back to the horn debate, I now have the SEOS in storage (so to speak) and use the Danley sh50's as my main LR combo and an sh69 in the middle (different horn dispersion pattern for the center) and they basically trump anything I have heard thus far in any theater, period. They react well with the room, the soundstage is the absolute most incredible I have ever heard, and I don't see myself deviating from the synergy horn concept for a long time...If Spielberg likes them for his theater, then why ask any more questions?!?!
It brings a new medium to any content I have ever thrown at them. You always want to strive to find a setup that makes you want to re-watch/listen to anything you appreciate, and these have absolutely done that for me on more than one level....
Now DIY'ing a pair of Danley's is quite the task, and not for the faint of heart, so I will leave it at that.
The surround I have used through all three setups are coaxial 10" designs, and now a newer 8" coaxial using the Beyma neo coaxial that I am still working on for a custom XO. They voice well and unless you are doing multichannel stereo leave nothing to be desired on the table whatsoever. Bottom line, you go high efficiency for the fronts, you want something that can keep up for the surrounds. horns up front? Don't even think about dome tweets for the surrounds...You want to match efficiency well.