Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
Not anything that even vaguely resembles what's in their consumer line. As for the theater market share, I believe JBL holds that title.
Klipsch consumer isn't high efficiency, aside from the tweeters. They skew their claimed sensitivity figures to make it look that way. Other than the tweeters they're no more efficient than any other speakers using similar woofer complements. Klipsch Heritage and Klipsch Cinema are high efficiency.
Well...I just learned some more! I didn't know Klipsch skewed their efficiency rating.
I also didn't know JBL holds the market share. I thought Klipsch had the lead... As far as being different technology I am sure you are right... My understanding was that Klipsch are all horn loaded and first came their commercial line..then came a consumer line vaguely modled after their commercial lines.
That being said I have read about Heritage (I saw allot of compliants over recent quality changes to the Heritage line...) I have not read or saw anything on the Cinema line (although there is a reason my tag name is Newb01...I got ALLOT to learn.)
My recommendations still stand though...I think they are solid recommendations backed by good return policies and allot of reviews. I just put in an order for a pair of Phil 2's. http://philharmonicaudio.com/philharmonicaudio/philpages/floorstanding.html
SVS Ultra - 45 day return policy with free shipping both ways.
Aperion 30 day return policy free shipping both ways.
HSU Theater Package (These are horn loaded but much more neutral than a Klipsch so you may not like them.)
Ascend -- You will have to pay shipping on these though.
Song Tower -- Pay for shipping
Phil 1,2 or 3