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how good are the SLA speakers by Bill Fitzmaurice

post #1 of 18
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I have two of bills THT subs and they do great for their frequency range.

has anyone tried his home theater speakers like the SLA speakers??? how would they compare to my polk M70's ... My dillemma now is that my M70 cabinets are too big for my home theater room and dip into the screen of my projector (too tall)... I have no experience with the SLA's personally so I was wondering if building a pair of these would be on par or better than the M70's? or whether I should just buy a set of solid bookshelf speakers to replace my M70's for hometheater ONLY use... (and what bookshelves would compare in the highs and mids)
post #2 of 18
Wy not go with one of the SEOS speakers?
post #3 of 18
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SEOS? link, I'm not familiar with those
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

SEOS? link, I'm not familiar with those

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291022/hey-guys-we-need-a-little-rallying-here
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

interesting, do they come with all the internal stuff like Crossovers ready to go so when I'm done building I can just plug them into my onkyo 605 or is something like this gonna need it's own amp?
post #6 of 18
You assemble the crossover yourself. Parts included in the kits. Your avr will power them just fine
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by brian6751 View Post

You assemble the crossover yourself. Parts included in the kits. Your avr will power them just fine

sweet, that gives me something else to look for. as for "quality of sound" is there anything to compare them to? I just don't want to DOWNGRADE, sound quality wise from my M70's (even though I never use the subwoofers in them due to having subs)
post #8 of 18
When you say M70's, are you talking about the Monitor 70's? I did not know they had subs in them. If so, it's not even close. The SEOS will be better performers in every way. Totally out classed.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by brian6751 View Post

When you say M70's, are you talking about the Monitor 70's? I did not know they had subs in them. If so, it's not even close. The SEOS will be better performers in every way. Totally out classed.

yup, the monitor 70's... I take it back, they have 4 6.5 inch woofers, but I swore I read they had subs in them,,, ah well I'm going crazy... even then I never use the low ends on them (which I never use cuz I cross them off at 80hz in my receiver.

which one of the SEOS kits would you recommend? there seems to be a myriad of them
post #10 of 18
With your avr and the fact these will be crossed over at 80hz for home theater, I would personally get the Deltalight 12 flat pack kits for the front three
post #11 of 18
I haven't built the SLAs, but I did build a pair of TLAHs:



...and also recently built 3 SEOS based:



I'm using them in different rooms for different purposes, so a little hard to compare - TLAHs are in my home office, for music listening only, with no subs; the SEOS are serving as the LCR speakers in my HT, with a pair of THT LPs as subs, used 70% movies / 30% music. I really should drag the TLAHs out to the HT, pair them with the subs, to see how they fare in a bigger room with better acoustics and subs.
post #12 of 18
Not sure what your budget is though
post #13 of 18
Those are yours thla's? They are gorgeous
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
whooo wehee, those are a tad expensive. hell my M70's and CS2 center only cost me $350 COMBINED lol

and those THLA's look INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! eek.gif
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

I really should drag the TLAHs out to the HT, pair them with the subs, to see how they fare in a bigger room with better acoustics and subs.

Please do. I'm in the process of building 7 tlahs (two will be upstairs for music listening, the other 5 in an 11.x sound system). I'd love to know how they stack up vs the seos 12s for theater. I've seen your build thread over on bill's site
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by blackoper View Post

Please do. I'm in the process of building 7 tlahs (two will be upstairs for music listening, the other 5 in an 11.x sound system). I'd love to know how they stack up vs the seos 12s for theater. I've seen your build thread over on bill's site

yes, I'd be MOST interested in knowing that as well.
post #17 of 18
Thanks for the attaboys guys. smile.gif Sounds like a have a project for this weekend, hook up the TLAHs in the HT room and do some comparative listening.
post #18 of 18
So did you get a chance to try the TLAHs in the home theater yet?
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