Originally Posted by roguemodel
Its going to be a two channel rig. Using on the front end either the new Emotiva reference monoblocks or the Odyssey Stratos. The current room is 15 wide, 9 tall, and 24 long. I am looking for something that can handle a larger room as i am moving to a new home and will have the finished basement to myself. The Philharmonic 3's keep coming up from a lot of sources.
I don't know how to word this without perhaps offending someone (which is not my intent)
What are some of your listening priorities?
Meaning, some speakers play & sound nice in a room....others (horns) might be a lot more dynamic and rather than listening to the music in the room, it might be more like the band is in the room with you.
I've got a predisposition towards horns so discount my comment accordingly.
A pair of used Klipsch LaScalas, biamped and converted into "JubeScalas" with the huge horn on top (best option) or the smaller 8"x15" horn (2nd best option) sounds absolutely killer however, the LaScalas can also benefit from a good subwoofer for the fully involved experience.
This is the large K402 horn on top of the LaScala. The midrange & tweeter in the speaker itself have been bypassed in lieu of the big horn which is crossed to at 470hz.
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This is the smaller K510 on the Belle ( similar to LaScala) and would actually fit INSIDE the top of the LaScala should someone want to be creative (which is my intent as a center channel)
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If you want to pursue dyanmics out the wazoo, then both of these are excellent starting points AND, used LaScalas can be had inside your budget however, these large horns are somewhere around $1,000 each. They do however, come with horn lens, driver and mounting tray as you see. They are literally, pull out of box, put into place and play.
Just thought I'd toss a different perspective into your mix