Originally Posted by Eyleron
I guess the differences versus the Sho's would be...
More midbass overlap with subs.
Less 1100 Hz to 1500 Hz splashing walls and ceiling floor due to lower directivity?
DNA-360 less harsh when pushed? Extend higher for kids' hearing?
Less woofer distortion when pushed?
So far that's about right. To be honest I never really noticed any harsheness at all with the SHO's. I'm sure there is quite a bit less distortion with the Sentinels at those 'spirited' over reference listening demos. Midbass and extension is not even close, the Sentinels slay in that area. In all fairness the B&C 15 is about the same size as the entire SHO speaker, LOL. The cool part is the Sentinels extend much lower, and don't really seem to give anything up in the senstivity department. I still think the SHOs are unbeatable for a finished product at anywhere near that same cost. The deltamax is an even better value for those willin to DIY! But in my opinion the upgrade to the Sentinels for ~200 a speaker is a no brainer if you've got the room for these beasts.
Overall soundstage width both are excellent. When combined with a proper sub setup, I'm sure the Delta max or similar would be pretty awesome for 99% of the guys out there. The Sentinels take the mid-bass impact to a new level though.
Originally Posted by mtg90
Glad you like them.
The XLS5K looks to have 1100 watts/channel into 8 ohms so it should pair up nicely with the woofer which at a 60hz crossover will be fine. Not sure about the CD though, if it starts to sound stressed then let off the gas some.
Looking forward to you thoughts on them compared to the SHO-10's.
For the next few days I'll leave them hooked up to the EP4K. I will experiment with more power later on once I have some hours on them and broken in.
BTW I wanted to send a huge formal THANK YOU your way for all your help over the past few weeks. I look forward to working with you on future uber creations too if you're up for it.
Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
"Proper" is right, sir! Very well done, Gorilla. Now you're hangin' in the big league.
Thanks Scott! Time to get some hours on these babys now. How is your UBER mains project coming?Edited by Gorilla83 - 1/27/13 at 5:49am