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drainaps
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Looking for Floorstanders for Around USD 4,000 (EUR 3,200) in EUROPE

Gentlemen,

My Most Significant Other has accepted that I change my speakers (B&W's Matrix 3 Series 2 3-way floorstanders, 20 years old). I want something good, and I cannot go wrong (or else endure it for the next 20 years) neither with the speakers or the amplifier that drives them.

My listening room is 5 meters x 4 meters (roughly 16' x 13'). My musical preferences go with classical piano, chamber music, opera / vocals and the occasional jazz. I need 2 speakers. No Home Cinema.

I have right now in my radar screen B&W's 803s, which are somewhat above my budget. I have been very happy with my old B&W's but I feel they're rather overpriced. Reading through your posts I have come across NHT's T6 and Anthony Gallo's Nucleus Reference.

My questions:

i)Suggestions for the Speakers, that have to be bought in Europe.

ii) Matching amplification (Integrated or Pre + Power). I need a MC Phono Input. Again, something that I cannot go wrong with (remember, it's for the next 20 years...). No specific budget here, but something sensible. I have had both transistors and tubes in the past. I'm not necessarily for or against any of them.

Can someone recommend something good. I value sensible stuff, and am rather put off by marketing hype.

Thanks for your feedback.
And remember, it's for the next 20 years

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Re: Looking for Floorstanders for Around USD 4,000 (EUR 3,200) i

BAT Integrated and Dynaudio 72SE would be on my short list.

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Quote:
Look and definately hear the Triangle Celius.

Any amplification matches for the Celius?

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Re: Looking for Floorstanders for Around USD 4,000 (EUR 3,200) i

Here are a few ideas that should give long-term satisfaction and not get out of fashion/production within a year. For the loudspeakers:

- Sonus Faber Concerto Domus
- Dynaudio Focus 220
- ProAc Studio 140 or Response D15
- Spendor S8e
- Audio Physic Tempo

And for the amplifier:

- Audiomat Arpege or Solfege
- Jadis DA30
- Pathos Classic One or Logos
- Accuphase E213 or E308
- Linn Exotik/Chakra C2200

Have fun!

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