Originally Posted by zheka
kind of ironic though that your favorite is a fairly high sensitivity loudspeaker (94dB/W/m)
Thanks, I am most certainly NOT anti high efficiency (I still own Electro Voice Sentry III's)
I must admit, I am far more of an audiophile then a home theater guy, but this is sort of changing.
I like High Efficiency speakers, especially for Heavy Metal. Stuff I sometimes like (Black Sabbath. Metallica, Scorpions, Judas Priest) and Classic Rock takes a speaker of high efficiency, if you want to crank it.
Sometimes, my Sentry III's are hooked up for home theatre, Though they are not as efficient as my old 3 piece Klipsch System ( 2 Klipschorns and a Belle Center) they are still near 100 db 1 watt 1 meter.
I have to use a phantom center mode with the Electro Voice Sentry 3's ( I can't find any matching center to keep up)
Using the Audyssey EQ built into an Onkyo HT RC 180 (Do not buy one) they are fun for home theater. I really like that Vin Diesel Movie "The Chronicles Of Riddick"
That's pretty cool, and the bass on it is nearly overwhelming.
I need some more efficient surrounds though, and my home brew subs can hardly keep up.
I hear, and understand why people like high efficiency speakers.
Everyone has their idea of what they want a speaker to do. Really, it's all good, and that's why we have so many different types of speakers.
I am a long time audiophile, and to be honest, most of my old audio friends on the west coast (I now live in Tampa) are now a part of the DIY community.
They gave up long ago on trying to buy what they wanted, and now roll their own.
They now play with things like bending wave drivers, field coil compression drivers and woofers, and hand made horns, or ribbon drivers with waveguides, that kind of stuff.
Some have went to SET Tube Amplifiers, and super high efficiency all horn loaded systems.
LOL, they "say they will pray for me", because of my interest in home theater.