Thank you all for your responses to this! I have been researching and researching and reading NON STOP and have finally decided to order some Tempests for my LCR. I'm going with flat packs and assembled crossovers just to make everything easy. However, just as I was getting read I started reading about the JBL 3677. I know these are a bit more expensive than the Tempests, and are a little bigger, but I am wondering how they would compare to the SEOS designs. I have searched and searched for some comparisons and I have found a lot of 4pi vs SEOS threads comparing the waveguides and other qualities, and from what I understand the 3677 is fairly similar to the base 4pi? And if I am going to spend a little more on the JBL to get an improvement in sound (maybe gains in midbass, overall dynamics, etc), should I stick with the SEOS but just go with something a little bigger like the Sentinel? Or does the Tempest offer me everything that the JBL will in my size room? Just wondering if anyone can give me some subjective comparisons between the two designs. Size is not really a factor for me so the JBL's size is not really a concern. I sold my Rockets and am really looking forward to that dynamic sound that I am reading so much about. Reading about the amazing vocal quality from the JBL also was very intriguing to me, as that is one of my major wants out of new speakers. I think one of the other reason why the JBL has always gotten my attention is because maybe 15 years ago or so I heard a JBL synthesis system at a local showcase and fell in love with the sound
Just as a reminder, these are going into a sealed 3300 cubic foot room running of AVR power and I am using a single THT for LF.
Help!! I was so close to the end of my paralysis by analysis and now I feel like I just had a set back? Should I stay with my original plan or is the JBL a viable option for my needs? Thanks, guys.