Originally Posted by benclement11
I can't really begin to say how jealous I am of you. You have a very nice room. You may have said before...but lots of content on this thread.
How do those SHO speakers sound? I'm sure they are very dynamic for movies, but how do they sound for music? What was your point of reference system before you bought them? I'm just curious how you would compare them to a speaker with a dome tweeter as I can't decide if I should go horn next time I make a purchase. I'm torn as I have never heard a really good horn speaker, but am sure they are great. I wish I lived just a little closer as I'd love to come to the GTG. I live in Brookings, SD which is about 3 1/2-4 hrs.
Thanks for the compliments. It isn't the perfect room, but I think it really came together quite nicely with the room I had to work with. I only have a half basement on the house footprint, and our house isn't that large.
That said, I'm super happy with it-will be nice for years to come and resale. Probably overdid the bathroom....by a LOT.
I've heard AV123 speakers (music only), various Klipsch setups, and the SHOs. I'm really no speaker expert, but my subwoofer resume is growing quite fast. I've heard ribbon/dome tweeters for HT and frankly think waveguide/horns blast them out of the park, especially at louder levels. Not even close with most of the solid ID options you have out there for HT. And the overpriced speakers/subs they sell you in store for minimal power for $$$$$$ is ridiculous....
I would say the SHOs are a great HT speaker, music secondary. They really do have great detail and fit well with my subs crossed at 120hz. Crossing there really gets some great midbass. When CHT comes out with floorstanders I will probably try and upgrade my L and R to get even more midbass impact at that point.
Are you into DIY? There are some fun horn designs in the DIY thread. I think the SHOs are great for the money. I'd also look into the new eD products, as well as JBL PROs. The 3678 is an awesome horn with a great 15" driver for midbass. I don't have the room to try those though.
If I had thought of doing AT before I was half done with my basement, I'd probably have different speaker setups being tried like my subs-but I don't have room for larger monitors or centers. Next house.
Hit up people like tesseract-he is big into speakers and design and thought the SHOs did better than he expected for music.