Originally Posted by jbrown15
Care to go into a little more detail on how they sounded? was there anything there to compare them with?
The Beymas had very good clarity without any shrills at reference (+/- 2). Vocals, details...all there. No brightness from what I can recall. I've heard S8 as surrounds only for now, but I guesstimate the performance would be neck and neck based on the similar design and quality drivers used respectively. Excellent value if anyone wants to build a few. For surround duty, the Beyma would rock and keep up with any heavy weight LCR. Just as a 5.1 with all S8, one could have a great setup with the Beymas and still meet a lower budget (I love timbre matching whenever possible). Invest the rest on two 2400s or Orbit Shifters.
We were switching between these and Klipsch, Cheap Thrills, and Danley.
I would drop money on the Danley and Beyma if I had to choose.
Cheap thrills was 'meh' for me, but not as bad as say something like the new Theater 10 from Chase/Chane. If one is in this budget range, then I would definitely go with something from the DIY sound group. It would be worth the trouble of DIY even if you don't want to DIY. Fortunately, they have stuff that sounds better than the now extinct Cheap Thrills...like Fusion 10.
On a side note, the Danleys got me emotional
I can't wait to compare to the 212 one day.