I wanted to bring to your attention a very good article regarding Loudspeakers and Evil crossovers. The biggest reason many people in the past don't use crossover less Loudspeakers is for in the past the weak magnets and cheaper paper cones were used or plastic and the sound stage was not as big,or sound pressure levels were very limited
that is why you would see small amplifiers in a smaller room setting or moderate music playing level ,That Outdated mentality is still passed around by many who have never heard a top quality single driver loudspeaker such as Omega.This is why Many of Today's Audiophiles mainly buy on recommendations of magazine based reviews ,which I know first hand that $$ Money leads to getting many times a favorable review .You rarely ever see a big name company that spends well over
$100K a year in advertising get anything said negative .Even on-line there is at least one Big name that has gotten away from their roots. It is OK to read a review but let your Ears decide where to spend your monies. This is where Today's Crossover less speaker comes in Omega Loudspeakers by far in my vast Audio experience gives not only Fantastic design and old world cabinet craftsmanship only seen in $$ Very expensive speakers. The use of Hemp cone fiber used by some of the best in Pro Audio Tubby tone Bass comes to mind. which has a natural slightly warm character but still incredibly fast and light.Louis at Omega has spent many years of constant R&D progression today's Crossover less speakers,-Not off the shelf variants like Zu for example which BTW I have owned .These new drivers have several big advantages over multi driver speakers.They are much more efficient
for example a 93 db Loudspeaker vs a 87 db Loudspeaker you would need 10x the amplifier power,6db just to get to the same output @ 1w. I have owned every type of Loudspeaker made over the years and now came back to Omega for the Sonic purity is second to none.I went from a 300 wpc amp to now a 18wpc Jas Bravo SET amp and the purity with the Omegas is You are there with the performers .This is now a much more Pure sonic approach without all the power robbing as well as the original signal purity lost going through a Xover Inductor coil, Multiple Capacitors ,then resistance variance with Resistors, all that changes the Original signal that is even before it reaches the driver
then multiples drivers ,each one presents other sonic issues . With a Single Driver you are getting the Original signal which is Time and Phase accurate . meaning the sound
are 1st order the High frequency as well as the critical Midrange-Midbass reach your ears at the Same Time !! This is why it has that Realism and Accuracy. If you want full range Low Bass just buy a deep Hemp Powered Sub to get the last 1.5 octaves . Check out this review from Audiophile review, http://audiophilereview.com/reference-speakers/crossovers-are-evil.html
They mention using a digital crossover ,but what they don't mention is that it robs the sonic purity from the Analog signal . I own the Omega Outlaw 1.5 , Now waiting-Seems like Forever - on MY Alnico XRS6 Monitors. For the Exact model recommendation for your musical taste, Room size and equipment used, Louis is the man that will get the right speaker and or sub combination for you .