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RE: Making the move to high efficiency seems impossible...

With $7500, I would talk to Bill Woods of Acoustic Horn (acoustichorn.com). I would go with something like a vintage JBL 2" exit driver on one of his 300hz conical horns crossed around 500hz; a tweeter like a Fostex or B&C bullet crossed around 8000hz; and one or two 15" woofers for below 500hz. I would probably put the woofers in a sealed box and use a subwoofer, personally. If you buy nice vintage drivers like Altec 416 or JBL D120 on eBay, you can easily do all this for $7500 and have a truly great system.

Bill Woods' horns seem expensive, but you also get his advice and crossover design. My suggestion: pay the money, and get something great the first time, instead of dinking around iwth it for ten years.

Another option, for a little more money, is the Danley SH-50. These are more like $8000, and you'd need a subwoofer. But ... really really good.

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