Originally Posted by Tim916
Is Genelec going to send agents to investigate your house and make sure it is a studio and not a theater?
All the "home" versions are identical to their professional counterparts but with a bigger markup. Might as well order them off of B&H photo.
They are not identical, the HT models have 12V and close contact power management. The PRO models don't.
If you are trained on how to set the speakers up then I'd say you would be safe on the sound quality. Maybe not warranty. If you are not
trained on the speakers you may find you didn't get what you bargained for. I've seen in-experienced people turn a wonderful sounding product into WTF?!? did you do that for? It would have been cheaper buying the HTS4B subwoofer. LOL
Either way no one can tell you how to spend your money. My advice is to go with a local Genelec Rep and let them do their jobs properly to get the most out of your system. It not all about how to screw the most amount of money out of you. If these were Best Buy speakers with Zero tweaks and only speaker placement then fine, that may be considered abuse charging more just to take the speakers out of the box and set them on the floor.
Reminds me many many years ago. When a retailer promised me they would calibrate my mom's TV upon installation. I expected some kind of test equipment. Imagine my dismay when they asked for the remote and tried to tweak the contrast, brightness, tint, color. I told the guy no disrespect, but you need to leave and tell your boss to stop being deceptive when they push their wares. This was just an adjustment, not a calibration.