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$1000 +/- speaker suggestions

I am looking for new speakers and have listened to the B&W's (liked the 602's w/sub better than 603's but not as well as 604's) and the Paradigm studio 40's. I would love to hear some other suggestions.

Thanks,

Chris

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions


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I am looking for new speakers and have listened to the B&W's (liked the 602's w/sub better than 603's but not as well as 604's) and the Paradigm studio 40's. I would love to hear some other suggestions.

Thanks,

Chris

Chris,

The Revel F12 might be worth adding to your audition list.

Cheers,
Devon

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

In that price range, I'd check out the Magnepan MMG's or maybe even the next one up....hard to beat at the prices.

BDT

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

Ask 10 audiophiles for speaker recommendations...
...get 15+ recommendations.

I'll throw my 2/100ths USD in.

QUAD 12L
PSB Stratus Mini

imho, must use high quality speaker stands, preferably mass loaded with shot and/or sand for best performance with these or any high resolution stand-mount speaker.

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

Listen to some Triangles with a tube amp like Jolida or other.

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

Here is the system I just purchased:
Denon AVR686s Reciever $329 on ebay
Onkyo DV-SP502 Universial disc player $169.99 on ebay
Infinity Primus speakers 2- 360's 2- 150's, and 1- C25 $499
Toslink + Monster Speaker Cable $109
AV cables Came with Onkyo

This system totals $1,107 and is very good for the price in my view. The speakers MSRP alone is $970. All items bought new.
Adam

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

Thanks for all your suggestions, I went with the Paradigm studio 40's (and a new cambridge audio 640 silver disc spinner).

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...and after a few months I can honestly say that I should have listened to them a bit longer before I bought. It's not that my ears are bleeding but they are a little too fatigue-y. They were much fuller sounding that my old Spicas but the spicas are much more open and a cymbal sounds like an "brass" instrument rather than somebody sneezing. Of course the Spicas had a botton end issues.

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

Put them on Audiogon and consider it a lengthy audition. Or, you could try messing around with cables.

In any event, don't beat yourself up and don't settle for annoying sound.

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Re: $1000 +/- speaker suggestions

Before Chris made his selection he should have listened to the Meadowlark E Series floorstanding speakers for $995 or better yet the Meadowlark Swift for $1195. No fatigue.

http://www.meadowlarkaudio.com/speakers_Eagle.htm

http://www.meadowlarkaudio.com/swift.htm

http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/104meadowlark/

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Another endorsement of the Meadowlark line - good product!

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