|Originally posted by Grond
Klipsch is going to be the best choice for your requirements. They do have a distinctive sound that some don't care for.
That's not necessarily true at all. There are MANY speakers that have a pretty high efficiency rating (88 dB to 89 dB +) that would serve him well. I run my AUDES Blues rated at: 4 ohms, 90 dB sensitivity, 130 watts sustained and 200 peak power with an amp that is rated at 350 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
All that means is, my amp NEVER has to work hard at all to drive my speakers, runs very cool and never breaks a sweat on even the most complex musical passages or multiple explosions (like the D-Day landing in Saving Private Ryan
), with ease. Remember, POWER isn't all about volume.
Granted, Horns are traditionally more efficient than cones, but that doesn't make them the "best." Besides, horns are pretty "bright" and that sound isn't for everyone.
The BEST thing that Lost It All
can do is listen to speakers for himself and decide which HE likes best. Having 185 watts of power to drive them should NOT
affect which speakers he buys. Unless of course, it is some of the "Planer" type speakers that soak up power like a sponge.... in which case, he will most DEFINITELY not have enough power.