SEOS Speaker Kit Product Matrix
Since I'd already started a grid of SEOS speaker kits I was considering, I thought I'd keep adding to it the rest (ones that are overkill or too expensive for me) and share the spreadsheet.
Google Drive spreadsheet of SEOS Waveguide Speaker Kits Comparison Matrix.
It has conditional formatting marking the missing items in yellow, where we're missing a couple woofer specs, speaker sensitivity or crossover, or the cost of the DNA-205 (not that the latter really matters).
I bolded items I thought might be of interest as an "upgrade" over the prior version, but I know some of that is debateable. I can remove the bolding if it just confuses/clutters.
I hope this might help people in the meantime until there's a product/design comparison matrix. Ideally, I think it'd be nice to be able to expand or contract the woofer's detailed specs, as I know it can be overwhelming or meaningless to many people. And as far as the speaker's directivity performance, maybe an image of each? Would a directivity index number suffice? I'd also like to know more about the compression drivers and list that, but I haven't tried to hunt that down yet (e.g. what do I get by going from 205 to 250 to 360?).
EDIT: Also I wish the SEOS Speaker Builds forum category had one thread per design. Do you think each designer could start one? Or could Erich or one of the more educated members? A summary of the design intent and how it fits in and relates to the other designs would help so much. Directivity plots and crossover discussion, etc. A lot of this does exist elsewhere, but it can be a bear to find. And now with the new naming scheme it's a good time, perhaps? Suggest the currently-best thread/post to link to for each design and I'll add those.
Also, I provided terse comment phrases but some of that might be my own subjective take on the designs, so feel free to add to it and correct!
As I'm pretty new to this (speaker building and theory), I'm sure there are items I could eliminate, and some I should include, so feel free to chime in and advise!
EDIT: And personally, I am so thrilled about these speakers. It's amazing that just a few years ago there were so few options and education about controlled directivity, high sensitivity/power designs. Then we get CHT and eD, and then they go out of business (or at least almost). The Econowaves and SEOS designs are game-changers, and I'm so grateful to Zilch, Wayne Parham, Erich, and all the designers for their thousands of hours work and assistance.
Although I've long advocated for center speakers in general, from what y'all are saying, and having a too-narrow 12' room, leads me to think that two SEOS speakers without a center will do the trick. I'm leaning towards the Fusion-10 Pure but not sure what I give up not going with the DNS-350 of the Max?
Edited by Eyleron - 1/1/13 at 6:26pm