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Just got done designing a Kit for Seas/Madisound using the 7" Reed Cone Coax and two of the 8" Alu cone Woofers, Plans, Crossover schematic etc will be up on the website shortly. The finished product will be on Display at LAAS in June in the Madisound booth along with the ScanSpeak B741 kit I designed for them a few years back.
Most speakers designed by Andrew Jones use coaxial drivers. These range from moderately priced Elac to high end TAD or Pioneer. Omega speakers can also make you a design with single drivers both on front and on top. Rarely come up for sale but I saw one up for sale on A'gon just recently and was very tempted.
I left out the fact my room is 10x15' and the speakers can at most be moved 1' from the wall. Budget tops out around 2.5K assuming passives. I'll look into the brands mentioned & stereophile measurements listed. I think my close to wall placement counts out ribbons(dipoles?) Good advice so far.
@pbnaudio Can you release pricing information at this time? I wonder if the woofers might prove too much for my room.
I don't know yet what Madisound will charge for the kit Driver cost is $806 for a stereo pair (4 woofers and 2 coax drivers). Typically crossover components cost is about equal to driver cost so I'm guessing at $1500 to $1600. Then what ever you'd want to spend on Cabinets on top of that.
The Seas CX871 (which is what we are going to call it) is front ported, Dims are 11W x 16D x 44T, as will all my designs its neutral / flat frequency response, so I don't think you will have an issue with woofer overload in your room size.
I think that moving around, standing and not seated is going to somewhat change the character or sonics of most any speaker to some degree.
The size of your room depending on how much stuff you have in it, will easily support a pair of Ohm Walsh Micro Tall or even 1000 series speaker.
Also, a pair of Larsen Model 4's also could be another possibility, they go right up against the wall behind them. Note: I own a pair of these, have had them for almost 5 years now, they just do the job easily, little fuss.
Just suggestions FWIW.