Unfortunately, I'm not that much of a DIY guy but that's a great proposition! 4 15" subs for $2k?!! Will they have the same quality bass like the JL Audio F112/113 my buddies have?
The SVS is a very nice sub but my sub isn't like the JLs. And yes they were a fraction of the price but I just want the bass quality to be similar to the Revels. Otherwise, they don't integrate as well.
I just pulled out my old Klipsch Forte II...and as I suspected, they are still awesome for the mixes / electronica music. As a matter of fact they are the best I've ever heard them! I guess my current gear is better than the Yamaha receiver I had back then. Much smoother and none of the blaring from before. It's not as refined as the Revels of course but it's very listenable. This XMC-1/XPR-2 combo is pretty darn special. I've been to enough high end stores looking at those super high end gear..and even the F208 was paired with some high end gear in that "expensive" room next to the studio2. This combo wouldn't be out if place in that room (save the aesthetics)
My buddy has the XPR-1s and XPR-2 for his system and I contend that the difference between the XPR-1 and XPR-2 is such that I'd use that money toward the 2nd sub etc. I know most purists like the monoblocks idea from years past but I'm not sure if it's as important these days. Of course I'm coming from a high value standpoint though. I'll be using my XPR-2/XPR-5 combo for a while.
Milt99 if you are thinking about bi-amping, I'm not sure if that's the best route. And without comparing them side by side, I'm not sure how the XPA-1L performs vs the XPR-2. If your amp doesn't run out of steam then I think you're ok. I proved that my F208 cried uncle to the XPR-2
. It would be nice to pair those killer speakers with the XPR something imho. 1,2 or 5 based on your needs / budget. This sale they have is pretty attractive, if you are looking to make a move soon.