Originally Posted by mmiles
Procella - I have listened to them at several trade shows and walk away impressed but I think they can be shrill on the high end. Now room treatments (don't forget this aspect), calibration and eq tweaks can help. Again this is just me probably.
I'm very sensitive to this as well and haven't found the same with any of the Procella systems I've experienced, including two of the best residential setups.
Peter Jackson had an unlimited budget and no brand loyalty....but sound quality had to be paramount. He chose the P815s (because of the size of HIS room vs. standard P8s) for this reason. Heck of an endorsement.
There's also a reason why CEDIA chose a full Procella system for their no-hold-barred reference theater system at CEDIA HQ. Again, P815s for LCR, P6 sides and P8iw for Atmos. Also P18s for the subs.
I also agree with
that the size of your room is much more befitting a Procella, JBL, Triad on the upper range to fill the room at reference but without distortion. Simple physics automatically pushes you in this direction, not to mention having a speaker with a waveguide to get the higher frequencies over the longer seating distances found in a larger home theater vs. ribbons, domes, etc.