This is my first ever post so please pardon the lack of details in my profile.
Since I am a bit of a novice audiophile my (very blessed) uncle has asked that I come up with a very high end stereo system for him to use in his Atlanta home.
The budget is $25-$35k.
I have a few very good ideas (some very different from others), but I'm looking for suggestions.
Let's keep it simple and go with suggestions for a pair of $9-$15,000 speakers to base the system around. No need for suggestions on electronics just yet.
It's VERY important to realize who this guy his. He is NOT an audiophile and does NOT listen to classical, vocal, chamber nor any other immaculately engineered live audio.
He listens mostly to Motown, easy listening, and modern (quality) pop and R&B.
Favorite artists: Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, Grand Funk Rail Road, EARTH WIND AND FIRE, Boyz 2 Men, Robin Thicke, Mark Ronson... ect.
He likes it LOUD and able to ROCK OUT... NO overly clinical "revealing" stuff for him.
Think Cerwin Vega, pull it out of the dorm/basement bring it up to middle age with very deep pockets and still kick it up 10 notches... (think Klipsch +10 too)
Though he would not site the following as characteristic of himself, I know he likes BASS. If he were to demo a pair of $14k speakers and the bass was "accurate" (ie, not enough for him) he'd think they weren't worth it, though he wouldn't likely site bass as the issue.
He's used to the exaggerated bass in his wife's (Bose... ekk!) Audi A8 and his own Porshe 911... think bass at these levels and kick the SQ up quite a bit.
...I'm thinking pressurized room (wall shaking) will have him giddy.
What I already have in mind:
(let's face it, we'll be matching these with something along the lines of a pair of JL F112 subs no matter what)
Revel's Ultima Studio 2
Totem Acoustic's Wind
Wilson Audio's Sophia
Avalon Acoustics' Indra
Paradigm's Signature S8's (before you knock it, remember what I've said about his taste)
The suggestions that I have that are the most left field are:
1.) Meridian Audio - DSP5200 ($15,000 but requires no amp nor pre-amp)
2.) Meridian Audio - DSP7200... heard these, fell in love and thought THIS IS WHAT HE'D WANT
1 problem.. they're $35k.... but again, they hardly need ANY external electronics outside of the source so I tossed them in.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OTHER GOOD (KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF) SUGGESTIONS???
(not looking for B&W, Vienna Acoustics nor Sonus Faber)