Originally Posted by Daveys
Also a very valid point and I'm still looking which way I want to go.
Will Audyssey XT32 be able to do such a big job or am I going for the Anti-Mode DC or something in that range.
Glad I didn't talk to my wife about this and asked you guys first
Originally Posted by dgage
Then you are a good candidate for the 215RTs. If you haven't heard the 212s or 215s then you won't have any preconceived notions. Since you mentioned liking horns, the 215s will be great but they won't be as bright as the Klipsch, which to me is a good thing. I think you'll get used to them pretty quickly and love them...the 215RTs I mean.
dgage is right, if you absolutely can't audition or have no way to listen to the speakers ahead of time, then any one of the choices mentioned will put a big smile on your face, I am sure...
In fact, I was in the same boat a couple years back. I live 8000 miles away and have zero chance of ever listening to any of the speakers before purchasing so i just lurked on the forum for a while and read all the reviews. The good and the bad... and the most important are the comparisons and differing opinions. And eventually i ended up with the 212s... and couldn't be happier... until today i am ignorant on how the other offerings would sound, but then since the 212s far, far exceeded all my expectations, i am ignorantly happy with what i have and can't ever go back to commercial type hi-fi speakers....
As for Audyssey... I am not happy with it. I think a lot of people aren't either. But some are very happy. I wouldn't put all my hopes on it. If you're looking to manage your bass, then Antimode might be the product or a minidsp. I am running all my speakers off a receiver, so an external DSP is not possible at this point.
One last bit of friendly advice... once you get your speakers, delete AVSForum from your browser... haha... because no matter how happy you're with whatever you end up getting, AVS, especially the JTR Forum will pull you back with bigger, badder speakers... I am now itching to have the 215 RMs.... my wallet will not be happy...