I am thinking about doing this for no real reason other than boredom. I've had the Sierras for nearly 4 years and while there is nothing wrong with them, I'm starting to want something new.
As an apartment dweller I try to cap my listening levels at "slightly unreasonable", and I am wondering if there are benefits to using higher efficiency speakers at non-reference volumes.
JTR is at the top of my list because they are SO HOT right now, but this would apply to any similarly sized high efficiency speaker.
For me, I see the pros being:
Placement flexibility due to front port
Potentially much better sound
Would likely be reused as surrounds in a future theater
Can simplify my system by getting rid of separate stereo amp for LR and relying solely on receiver
Use less electricity -> save the earth -> you're welcome
Would probably have to get a cheap sub to fill out 40-100hz
Probably wouldn't use them to full potential
Ugly as sin
A little larger
I am probably 80/20 movies/music, but I'm not sure I'm a belieber in the distinction people seem to make between "good for music" and "good for movies" speakers.