Some good posts for sure...
Originally Posted by vraxoin
If I were spending absurd amounts of money on speakers I would want some crazy whole room solution like Ocean Way's HR1 or something.
I've referenced OW rigs in AVS before, however I'd not seen anyone else do so,.. so that's very, very cool. I've heard a lot of high end home audio, many studio monitoring systems, and a lot of full size "A" rigs for live productions, but unfortunately I've not had the pleasure of hearing an OceanWay custom rig. Nothing like low distortion, high level playback,....and with properly optimized (8)15's per channel, there's little that can compete at that level.
If the budget was $100k, I'd go at least half, to two thirds on acoustics, as it's all about optimizing what you've got. Yeah, the mains would need to have the bases covered dynamically, and wrt imaging and transparency. Hell, the vast majority would be flat blown away by a great pro two-way that's well optimized itself, and to it's surroundings. Meyer's top tier offerings, ProAudioTechnology has got it figured out too. Geddes offers a well sorted out two way. And the list wouldn't be complete without the one of the finest values in all of audio, Seaton's Catalyst.
My take,...really good mains and focus on the room.