I'm currently in the process of building a media room (5.2.2)
Paradigm Studio 20 v5 bookshelf
Room dimensions: 18x17x9 ft
I'm trying to decide on equipment and stumbled upon the high efficiency speakers (both Pro and Home) and wanted so recommendations on what to expect and whether its worth considering them over standard tower based LR channels (SVS Ultra towers for example)
The speakers I was considering for LCR were (open to other suggestions):
Klipsch Heresy IV
Klipsch KL-650-THX or KL-525-THX
JBL L82 Classic
JBL Pro Cinema 3678
JBL Pro Cinema C211
Amplifier (Planing to use the Denon initially, but will add an amp down the line)
Emotiva or Monolith 7-channel Class AB amp
Subwoofers Optional, as I can just use the PB4000 for the time being (Either compliment existing PB4000 or standalone):
1x PSA 1512DF
1x Rythmik FV15HP
1x Rythmik FV18
JBL Pro Cinema 3635 (+ Crown CDi 1000)
JBL Pro Cinema 4641 (+ Crown CDi 1000)
I'm sensitive to harsh highs and don't listen at very high volumes. Which is one of the reasons I didn't consider horn loaded speakers (which may have been a misconception in my head), but I'd like to know of that's something to worry about. I wouldn't want the volume to be cranked in order to get punchy chest hits from the speakers.
This room is going to be dedicated for Movies and maybe 10-20% music listening. I'm trying to keep my budget for the speakers + Subwoofer under USD $5k. Trying to understand the advantages to home HE speakers as well as the Pro cinema speakers. Also trying to understand if there's a catch as far as the amplification or wiring of any of these. My Front LCRs are being prewired with 12Gauge Copper, so hopefully current handling won't be an issue.
Also open to understanding if a Pro Cinema Sub + Home speakers or Pro Cinema Speakers + Home Subs would be something to consider (basically mix and match).
Thanks and looking forward to recommendations. Cheers