Originally Posted by nirajchokshi
Well we always want everything in our budget. We look for best quality in budget. though we know we get what we pay. But still these things happen.
I liked sound of RP250 but their cone size is about 5.5inch, but due to new type of cone and tweeter they sounded overall sweet. While R28 i found to be more like theater sound performance, in terms of voice, but bit of sharp but loud and good base due to 8" drivers. Now i am concerned is i had Yamaha NS8900, with 6.5 inch woofers but there was not enough performance. So i am bit leaning towards R28. Ill see if Dali makes mind change.
With a good amplifier (which you have) in a fairly small room (which you have), I don't think that performance, in terms of volume, is going to be an issue. That will particularly be true when you add a good subwoofer to your system to augment the bass. Still, I understand why you might want the larger 8" drivers. I know the Dali's have 8" drivers, but I can't remember whether the JBL's did or not.
The only thing that worries me about what you are saying is your description of the R28 as being a bit sharp. According to what I have read on the forum, some people love the sound of those speakers from the first, and go right on loving them. But people who characterize their sound as being "sharp" or "bright" seem to experience a higher rate of listener fatigue. I have heard some people say that they love the sound, but can't listen to the speakers for very long at a time.
That's where a lengthy audition can help.
Sometimes, the best speaker for you may not be the one that jumps out at you right away. It may be the one that does everything pretty well, and doesn't tire you out if you listen to it for extended periods. I have no idea what speaker you will ultimately choose, and no personal preference for what you choose.
But, based on what I am hearing you say, I thought I should interject a note of caution.