Thanks for the reply Dragon Lady Tamer.
Perhaps I didn't express my question well. Let me try again.
I'm going to purchase a pair of Usher speakers. I can get a good deal, we always liked the Usher "sound", I know that whatever speaker I get, I will have some work to make them sing in my room with my equipment. That's IS the nature of our hobby.
We find the pricing odd in the Usher line. There are 3 models we are looking at.
The 8571 is ~ $3.5K cheaper than the 8871. That's an incredible amount of additional money for 2 additional woofers. So, if there's any Usher owner that has listened to these 2 speakers 8571 and 8871, is there really that much difference?
The BE10 is of course a different animal, Dragon like? So with the BE10, what am I gaining over the former models 8871 and 8571? I have a subwoofer so very deep bass is covered. I'm looking at the Eaton driver vs the 8" Usher driver(s) and of course the BE mid.
I've listened to so many speakers over the years I forgot their sonic signatures. The last show had the mini 2 playing and the Grand Reference's. The GR's were astounding!
I just haven't listened to the models I'm interested in
Your preaching to the quire DL. Been doing this for almost 50 years. Knowing what I know now about DSP, it's almost silly buying very expensive speakers, wires, etc. But at this point I own 2 sets of small monitors, the Linkwitz mini's and the Clearwaves. We desire a solid performer that looks great and let's us just enjoy the music.
Thanks for your help, Michael