You'll miss out on the best by relying on a store IMHO, unless you can travel to a lot of them to get a wider range of choices or just go with their usual few brands in any one place. Did you test the Submersive first? Do you doubt Seaton's quality? Try searching out some of the speaker/sub home gathering threads here and read some reactions from those who have had a chance to touch, smell, hear, and even carry, such speakers. Got me lusting if I were to spend that kind of money, those two would be top of my list. Personally not usually a big fan of horns either (like lower end Klipsch particularly).