Originally Posted by vwgtiron
I am thinking about ordering 3-2.4's and 2-1.4s for surrounds. I will be combining these with 2 SVS PB2000s with a Marantz sr7010. Do you think this will fill out nicely in a room thats 12x29 with 6.5 ft ceilings? (its an attic). Also I will definitely be ordering those sweet stands you have for the front LCR.
Does Chane have any plans to come out with a speaker like the SVS Prime elevation? I would be highly interested in this kind of speaker with the planar tweeter. I am building a 7.2.4 theater with projector. Looking for room filling chest thumping sound. You know the kind that got you arrested in college. Thoughts? or would you recommend Martin Logan Motion 2s as an effects speaker? Would it match.
It's a fine system, and in that space will play at a big level.
One of the things we've not done a good job on is explaining the XBL^2 "SplitGap" woofer technology we use. This is an unusual, licensed, and expensive technology that as much as doubles linear output while halving distortion or more. This is not a small difference and it puts these models into a much different category than price and even size would otherwise indicate.
In an XBL^2 motor the driver's voice coil is shortened and placed instead into a very long gap structure. A copper ring separates this structure into an upper and a lower gap that the coil sweeps through.
Owing to the geometry of the magnetic fields across these twin gaps, the coil now experiences a much more linear field, especially at its extremes, and its extremes are far wider apart than the conventional motor's limits in nearly all other speakers.
The net effect of this XBL^2 "SplitGap" motor structure is vastly improved linearity and output combined with higher power handling. Out of tens of thousands of drivers since 2009 we've never experienced a burned coil or motor failure. As many users have commented in this thread, the models just plain play loud and clean.
(For example, an A2.4, with dual 5" midwoofers, has four times the linear displacement of any single 5" speaker. The A1.4 moves about as much air as a conventional double 5" speaker.)
These are not small differences and they tend to make size or price comparisons rather unfair. We intended to do something quite different in this field and XBL^2 (and a tweeter that had matching output) are what we chose.
The A2.4 in this case also offers the unique advantage of creating an especially linear soundstage. This is due to the way the model aligns and combines the outputs from all three drivers. Instead of suffering from the ills that many think all MTMs have, this MTM is significantly more linear, not less, across its sphere of directivity. That's why it also gets regarded for very good imaging when stood vertically and used as a stereo pair.
That's probably more than you needed, but the short answer is that with matched models at each location, you can expect a very enveloping sound.