While waiting for my newly-ordered pair of P3ESR to arrive, I wondered what larger model of Harbeth I would want to get someday if room size and budget allowed.
I know that the Monitor 40.1 is a wonderful speaker, but I don't forsee see the day when it won't be at least a bit of a budgetary challenge (in my wife's eyes if not in mine!). However, thinking about this led to thought of whether a smaller, three-way monitor speaker (Monitor 30.1, perhaps?) might ever be in the cards.
I'm thinking perhaps the 8" bass driver from the Super HL5 coupled with the 5" mid from the P3ESR, topped off by whatever tweeter works best in this configuration.
Would this be feasible? How might it compare to the Super HL5 in price, and in sonic character? Would the advantages of running drivers over a narrower range compensate for a more complex crossover network? I'm thinking if such a speaker could be built for not too much more than the Super HL5, it could be my ideal "next" Harbeth.