Doug how do you like your Oris horns? I am considering purchase but have never heard them in person.
i have limited experience w/horns. i heard avantgarde 2's when the first came out, at dejavu audio in mclean, va. and, i heard jadis eurythmie's at a s'phile show in nyc a long time ago. i loved what i heard both times. so, when the opportunity availed itself, i jumped on these. and, i am not disappointed. nice staging, great detail & dynamics. and, no issues many folks say that horns have , re: "shout", honkiness, etc. not sure if it's cuz this horn design is better than others, but it likely is partly due to the fact that my speaker system is eq'd w/a deqx 2.6 pda.
another thing you need to realize - the end results can be widely diwergent, depending on what driver you use. and, depending on what bass binn you use... the guy who sold me mine has a double-oris set-up, w/150's & 200's, as well as the klipsch lascala bass bins. and, the driver's he's using - made by aer - cost more per pair than what i paid for my complete oris/driver/bass-bin set-up!
but, if this is true, then these really are
a freaking good walue, as the fe206e's are some of the least expensive full range drivers around, & it still sounds fantastic, imo... i have heard of more than one avantgarde duo/trio owner who sold their system & switched to oris-based systems after hearing them...
another thing is you will do better w/a lot of room. my listening space is ~18x40, which is great, but since it's a studio apartment, the layout is such that i am only about 8'-10' from the speakers. i think this is about as close as you can be & still get good results; further would likely be even better. (if you like headfones, &/or an extremely narrow sweet spot, closer is ok, imo.)
pics from the gallery. (note the tad super tweeters are not
connected, & they don't need to be, either.):