Originally Posted by audio0947
Paul, do you know if Triad will ever have an lcr thats fits between the gold and plat? looks like a large gap in the lineup to me. 4k a pair (msrp) vs if you have to ask... how about something in the 4k each range made for BIG 5.1/7.1 sound and would do a world class job with music plus still be avail to avg guys that put this stuff on a credit card and then try to hide it from the wife.
I love it when I actually have a good answer for someone.
Our Monitor series is what you need. People forget about the Silver and Gold Monitors, and they work great as LCRs.
The apparent "large gap" in the product lineup to which you are refering is $7,000 for the Platinum LCR and $2,000 for the Gold LCR. However, there is an InRoom ($2,050), InCeiling ($2,450) and two InWall ($2,250) Silver Monitors, with the same sensitivity as the Gold LCRs and Gold Center. Then there is the InRoom Gold Monitor ($3,800) and the InWall Gold/6 Monitor ($3,900) that's also 92 dB sensitivity and will handle 500 watt unclipped peaks. The speaker you're looking for is the Gold Monitor. I use three of them across the front, with 375 watts going to each. I have all the headroom I will ever need in my theater, and peaks are uncompressed.
The Gold Monitor is capable of hitting 118 dB peaks at 1 meter, and it's just as dynamic as the Gold LCR. It uses three Scan-Speak drivers and the R2904 tweeter, which I believe (opinion) to be the best dome tweeter regardless of price. On the Madisound website, this tweeter sells for $398.
You'll see lots of tweeters with the phase plug, but they are either copies or cheaper Scan-Speaks. Even the Krell LAT-1 ($37,500 a pair) uses a less-expensive version of this tweeter. Pardon my enthusiasm, but I've had these speakers for five years, and they never fail to amaze me. They do everything well.