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Just to elaborate on what Dennis is saying...I have the Phil-BMR...and the speaker and the RAAL is termedously accurate and crystal clear in the high end. For music, this speaker is spectacular, if you enjoy a neutral speaker with very clear highs! In my HT, I have EMPtek speakers, a very good speaker, but nothing like the Phils for musical detail! For music, the Phil crush the EMPs in terms of SQ and listening pleasure! However, when I tried out the Phils in my theater, well, the difference was much closer. Now, there was occassional affects that stood out with the Phils, but overall, the dome in my EMPS does very well for HT. Not so good for music, especially classical and jazz.
So I am usually careful to recommend the Phil/RAAL to people who have the budget and list music as a big reason for wanting speakers. If you want mostly HT, it hink a good dome will do well and can be a lot cheaper.
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver