since you previously had an Ohm Microwalsh set @ $1400, can you provide a short paragraph comparison between it the the Spatial?
Golly, it's been a long
time since I had those speakers in my listening room (by the way, they were followed by the 100's, which at the time were the next largest model up the line).
I think the major thing with a pseudo-omni-radiating design like the Ohm's is whether or not the way that they present the music floats your boat, so to speak. They do have a room filling quality that is quite different than any forward-radiating speaker. For a while, I found it quite wonderful. But, at the same time, they don't image anything like a forward radiating speaker. Personally, I found their imaging rather vague, and that just made me crazy after a while. Also, although, tonally, they are unfailingly pleasant and smooth to listen to, in my room, with my gear, I always found them to lack a certain clarity, as if some details were being left "on the table."
To me, the Spatial Hologram series is kind of the best of both worlds. It will throw a huge, immersive, three-dimensional image when the recording calls for it, while at the same time offering very specific imaging (again, when the recording calls for it).
That said, I know a group of people on Audiogon who absolutely swear by the Ohm Walsh line. Again, it all depends upon whether you like that presentation or not.