Originally Posted by Adam-DiVine
I have tried searching and didn't find anything. How would one of the Seos-12's compare to the offerings from Chase? I currently have PRO-10's across the front and some older DIY speakers for surrounds. Would moving the PRO-10's to surround duty and using one of the SEOS-12 models up front be an upgrade?
Ahh, this one I can field
For about the last year, my HT had been powered by 6 PRO-10s and 1 SHO-10 (center); I recently upgraded the LCR to 3 SEOS-12/DNA-360/KBL 2226J DIY speakers. Its definitely an upgrade, and I'm very happy with the new setup. I plan on redeploying the former L/R PRO-10s as heights in a 9.x setup, once I have additional amplification (receiver does 9.1, but anything more than 7 channels requires external amplification).
The waveguide, CD, and woofer are all higher end components than those in the CHTs. That said, despite using inexpensive components, the CHT speakers are no slouch to my ears, and I upgraded not because I was disappointed in what the CHTs were giving me, but because I started getting hooked on DIY speaker building, and wanted a project. The biggest differences to me are with music (vs. movies), low end extension (since I built ported), and ability to handle high levels without compression (not as much an issue for me, since I typically only listen at -10 dB).