Really took a deeper look on these SHOs and they just aren't going to do it. Perfect idea, love the company, excellent ratings and great design ( beefy = scary = perfect ) but the floor down there isn't very appealing so I'll need speaker stands ( especially to get the sound up a bit ). We can get 5-10 kids down there as word is out in the neighborhood that our house has a killer PS3 system with Gran Turismo on a projector and a huge screen. They'll eventually knock down speaker stands, so I need "durable" If the kids don't knock them down one of my friends will during the game.
I also have my heart set on some nice floor standing units, so I've taken on to find others like the SHO with that high frequency response to pair with the Outlaw sub. Came close with these pro units from JBL , but the price is a deal breaker ( $3,000 for the pair):
JBL SRX722 Specifications:
Dual 12", two-way, bass-reflex
72 Hz – 20 kHz
81 Hz – 20 kHz
75° x 50° nominal
Bi-amp / passive, externally switchable
Passive: 1200 W / 2400 W / 4800 W Bi-amp
LF: 1200 W / 2400 W / 4800 W Bi-amp
135 dB SPL peak
97 dB SPL (passive mode)
2 x JBL 2262H 305 mm (12 in) Differential Drive woofer
1 x JBL 2451H 102 mm (4 in) voice-coil, neodymium compression driver
Passive: 4 ohms Bi-amp [ what the heck ? ]
LF: 4 ohms Bi-amp
HF: 8 ohms
dbx DriveRack, all models.
Settings available at www.jblpro.com
Trapezoidal, 15 mm, 11-ply birch plywood
5 x suspension points, M10 or fly track (SRX722F only)
2 x steel handles
Black DuraFlex finish
Powder coated, black, 16-gauge perforated steel with transparent charcoal foam backing. Removable JBL badge and punched JBL logo.
Going to hunt around for something like this. I can set them Bi-amp HF for 8ohm ( I may get lucky and find some used JBL SRX722's which would be ideal).