I guess it depends on what all out means. The system I was referring to earlier was the better part of $20k, for a large two way and a 15 watt Tube integrated amp. I'm guessing not many users will ever get over 90db with it, and will spend thousands of glorious hours listening to small jazz quartets and vocalists. Is a 3d, holographic representation of that performance any less All out then orchestral music at realistic levels? Or recreating the Who playing live?Yeah, before we start throwing money at a new three way idea, let's back up a minute.
There are two advantages to going with DSP/local amps that have been driving me forward, the second one is much more compelling than the first:
1) Modest designs like Kite can deliver more performance in a smaller package and at a lower total system cost.
2) The frontier of the possible can be advanced, and by a big measure.
I hadn't even considered a third possibility that the technology could be used to build a better bedroom speaker, probably because I don't do that sort of listening, haven't had a stereo in my home in decades; have never had a reason to "dial in down".
To be sure, Kite's programming aggressively sets out to prove point #1 without much thought, if any, about low level work.
Perhaps the smart thing to do first is to make a program that sounds nice and pretty at 75dB and not care about how it does at high amplitude, maybe even prevent it from playing loudly because it'll likely extend the tweeter's band, making it more vulnerable. You do have four Presets to play with.
I can write the program, email it, and you can try it and see if you like it. This is one of the best things about DSP.
Meanwhile, I'm working on challenge #2. I do have customers who want to go all out.
If we think there is a market for a fully tricked out bedroom speaker we can do that too.
Not an answer, perhaps. But just a different perspective.