Originally Posted by ChopShop1
You're saying you think I'd like the 5732 better than anything else?? Even though they would be less than optimal positions etc? The idea behind the 2.0 is sort of going on the premise to use top quality components, correct placement of them with regard to the listening room I'll have them in and replicate the capabilities of something like the 5732, but tailored to fit the room better. I'm not educated enough to know better, but so far Dennis, Shawn and many more have said those 5732 will just not work right....is your opinion otherwise?
i too would have advised against the 5732 and possibly even did so in the past. however we all learn as we go and while reading about the 5732, i noticed that it employs the 2542-sl c.d. the 2452sl is a 4" c.d. that in your application doesn't need to be crossed at the frequency (~1300hz or so) that it is when powering a 400 seat theater. you could run it down to 800hz no problem or even lower and still have 130db capable overkill headroom. what is special about 800hz? nothing. but when you look at something like the center-to-center spacing of the midhorn to the tophorn, you are looking at something LESS than the center-to-center spacing from the top to the "mids" of a speaker such as the 4722N. so with the same crossover point, a more capable compression driver, and LESS center-to-center spacing, the mid/top integration on the 5732 will be BETTER than with a proven 'home theater distance' winner such as the 4722N.
our ears are not very sensitive to height cues below the upper midrange, so the woofers (which you would be crossing in around 200hz or so) can be low and not cause any problem or they could even be placed side-by-side the mid/top horn as genelec does in their top-of-the-line studio monitors (the big guns such as the 1036a).*
so if it helps the intuition, think of the 5732 more as a 4722 sitting on top of a pair of additional 15" woofers that get rolled in around 200hz. since you will be up a step or two on your riser, the added height won't be a problem either.
as you know, there are several options that will work, and work well. i was simply sharing my opinion. :-)
*for a franken5732/1036a, the 5732mid/top can be purchased separately along with a pair of 18's and you could make your own version of 1036a's, but given your 21sw152 subwoofer plans, i don't think that is necessary. :-)