Anyone Running Pro Speakers in your "High-End" System?

I remember hearing for the first time the PMC MB2 at the CES show, was blown away by their dynamics and power.  I remember the guy from PMC telling me that it was a speaker that was migrating over from their pro line, and into high-end home systems.  

Anyone running something like a JBL Pro, Genelec, QSC or similar type, full-range monitor in their home system?


The JBL 4367 that I own uses pro drivers (D2 compression driver, 2116Nd-1). The D2 is straight out of the pro lien but the 2116 has a light modification in the surround. But turned for the home environment. I think that tuning helps as the dispersion is controlled for a single hifi focused seated listener.

Moro speaker for studios probably translate to home hifi fine. Live pro speakers maybe a little less as you give up a few things for power handling that is not needed in the home environment. Dispersion is always critical too.



Stay away from the dinky lil studio monitors and barrel bottom touring type of crap PA speakers with plastic cabinets. This is what audiophiles tend to sneer at/associate with bad PA sound.

After you hit the 5k and above price bracket on PA speakers (paired with high-end electronics) is....when the sonic slaying of home audiophile speakers commences.


JBL 4311wxa have been my main speakers for years. As old as they are, they still have that powerful, dynamic and accurate sound. If I wanted new ones, I would look towards other studio monitors like newer JBLs, ATC, PMC, or Dynaudio. Most have level adjustments for highs that are so helpful in tailoring the sound to your room. 

Of course,  most modern monitors are active but there are still some passives available for your high end amp. 

 I saw a demo of the PCM MB2 on youtube just now, they sound amazing. Then I googled the MSRP and almost had a heart attack. I was NOT expecting to see an MBL sized pricetag.