I am still undecided what to get or build, but I keep coming back to the inConcert Miles! Your suggestion to go active did put me off at first, but even the designer, Mr Tangen, commented somewhere (Norwegian website I believe) that they sounded superior when steered active. And your fellow Norwegian, BEF-NO, also went active with the Miles, correct? That's three! And the Behringer DCX is affordable enough at 277 euros. Just need more amp channels... Behringer is the way to go for sure to split the signal? And on top of that you use the MiniDSP? So the setup is AVR > MiniDSP > Behringer DCX 2496 > 6 amps > 3 Miles LCR?My surrounds are Klipsch RF82 for now, bass managed at 50Hz.
It is less complicated to go active. The crossovers can be a pain to get parts for, they are expensive and much less accurate and flexible than an active system. Active will require two amplifier channels per speaker, though, and a DSP. I currently use the MiniDSP 10x10HD DSP unit and it is excellent. By far the best DSP unit I have had in my system. Very easy to set up, and you have 8x8 in and outs that you can configure freely.
The Miles speakers do require a subwoofer though. They are tuned to 45Hz which mean they start to roll off at around 50Hz. Nice for music, but a little lean for movies. The impact and punch is phenomenal though. You can really get that 'live' sound where even male voices are felt in your chest, and acoustic instrument REALLY shine on these babies. They are also effortless even at way above reference, and so sensitive that even modest amplifiers can perform their best.
Cool, I am sure we see pics sooner or later.That's a pretty nice setup!
I have currently flipped the room to accomodate a 4 driver IB3 build, so I'm on a whole new journey regarding acoustics in this space. Also built a new wall in there, so the space is smaller, and different.