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It really depends upon space and budget.
There are a few terrific horn systems around and if that's what you want then there really is no substitute. That "jump" factor is unique although my love for horns is based on the way that large full range systems energise the air in a similar way to real instruments. A horn is, of course, a way of matching impedences across a range frequencies to the air ( I'm sure that could be worded better but I hope the concept got across).
The only thing I can think of as a mid point is what I use myself. I transferred to them from Quad ESL 63s so I made a comparable journey to your intention. Very accurate, wonderfull imaging and clarity to a similar degree as the Quads coupled with astoundng power and dynamics ( which the Quads do indeed lack). Try a pair of active ATC monitors (classic or tower, not the entry level models). I suggest that you look at new or used models that have been brought to current specification including the recent ATC made tweeters. Oh, there is a downside. Being true monitors they are very revealing ( but not harsh or etched in any way). They easily sort out less than very good ancillary equipment from the best.
Edit: As bullethead has sensibly recommended Klipsch I would think that the Klipsch'esque Volti speakers should also merit your attention. Somewhat more refined I am led to believe.
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Have heard them many times at shows and can say they are about the best current production horn system you are likely to hear.
He does about as good a job of crossing over between mid and mid-bass and then to the sub as I have heard and speaking as a horn lover who is WELL aware of the many pitfalls of horns, I can say that the Volti Audio horn system has very few weak spots.
I have a distinct crush on them and even thought of self importing a pair to the UK. However the drop in the value of the pound, shipping, 4% duty and 20% VAT rules them out even if I had the space.
A guy in the UK does something similar based around the smaller Klipsch Belle. Check the link and look at the standard of that woodwork on the treble and mid horn. 10,500 gbp ain't bad either. Probably too high a bass cut off for me but he says he is working on a bigger one. One day.
and that is NOT easy.
Have a pretty good relationship with a fair number of horn speaker builders here on the West Coast and only know of a very few full range horn systems and they are indeed HUGE!
I have Edgar Horns which roll off at about 80 Hz. Bass is only in my imagination as I have not found a really good solution for an integrated sub. Actually even the crossover between 500Hz tractrix and the folded mid-bass horn is problematic.
But I get music from 8 watt 300b amps. :-)
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