I have an old but wonderful (at least I used to think of it that way) Marantz 2500. I had an identical one in Europe some 25 years ago that was matched to a pair of AR9s. Now for the 80s that was supposedly a great system. A major problem that I used to have was the frequent burning of the tweeters. Admittedly the sound was not really the clearest in the higher frequencies (and my hearing was actually quite acute and I could pick sounds quite well. Now I am looking for a pair of speakers to work with the Marantz and listen to classical mainly.
Composers I listen to vary between Beethoven (lots of symphonic and piano), Chopin, Wagner, Vivaldi, Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart, Saint Saens etc. Instruments may vary from Harpsichords, to Harp, Piano, to Vocals, Winds and Percussion. And yes, there will be moments I will listen to the Rolling Stones, Rainbow, etc. Priority goes to classical though.
I hope I did not make this too complicated. Budget is not to exceed 3000 for these speakers but I was looking at many that seem to fit way below that. Nonetheless, I don't want to be burning tweeters like what happened to the AR9s repeatedly. Based on Reviews I read, I was thinking about the Paradigm Reference Studio/100 v.3, the Vienna Acoustics Mozart, PSB Stratus Gold, Some of the Martin Logans, but seriously that is only reading. I need some jump start to figure out what to go and ask to listen to and what could be a good match for the Marantz 2500 too.
Thanks for reading this already. :)