Originally Posted by Erich H
Why would you consider a change, or what would you be hoping to gain? The only real difference on a SEOS-12 I see between the BMS 4550 and the B&C DE250 is that the 4550 extends higher. But the 360 also extends higher than the DE250. So it's a wash. And I believe all 3 use the same diaphragm material.
I sent Geddes a DNA-360 and he tested it. He was impressed. Even though he said the 360 did indeed extend higher, that's not really worth looking at because very few people can hear around 19khz......and virtually no one can tell the difference of a few decibels up that high. The DNA-360 tests better than the DE250. But I've said many times it's not going to ever be noticed by anyone but a computer microphone. So at some point we should stop looking at 1db differences and just enjoy the speakers we've built.
Audio is one of the rare industries where people actually want to pay more for something, just to do it.
A good example is with the Karma Series versus the Fusion Series, or the 350 versus the 360 compression driver. No one has ordered the Karma Series yet, but the 15" model is one heck of a speaker that measures great, and sounds incredible. I've told people that every time they ask, but they always go for the more expensive Fusion-12.......just to be safe.
Yet the Karma-15 is only in the Karma Series based on price......not performance.
On the SEOS-12, the 350 and 360 are nearly identical when crossed over where most of these speakers are. Back when I got all of this stuff in, I had an equal number of both. The 350 was $20 cheaper. When people were getting their preordered SEOS-12, many were getting the CD at the same time. The 360 was ordered about 40 to 1 compared to the 350.
My friends....we must stop the madness.
I am pretty sure I am going to stay with what I have.
I do not even have the pricing on the BMS drivers.
I do like to try different things out. As evidenced by having four different screens in my room within the last 1.5 years and my fifth set of speakers in this room in the last four years.
I am pretty happy with what I have. My next change will be to replace my projector this fall. Waiting to see what Sony does for a VW95 replacement and JVC with the RS4810/RS56 replacement. Other than looks, room is all black, I have pretty good image and sound.