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post #31 of 35 Old 12-25-2012, 09:09 PM
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A while backI broke out my old Cerwin D9s for ****s and grins following a previous C-V bashing thread. They sounded better than I expected them to.

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For my money, the Klipsch RF-82 ii's are the best speakers in this price range.

Here are the specs:

DEPTH: 16.3" (41.4cm) with grille
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via dual rear-firing ports
FINISHES: Black Ash woodgrain vinyl
HEIGHT: 43.9" (111.4cm) with feet
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER: 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horn
INPUTS: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 8" (20.3cm) Cerametallic cone woofers
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms compatible
SENSITIVITY: 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
WEIGHT: 61.5lbs (27.9 kg)
WIDTH: 9.3" (23.5cm)


I have seen these online for as low as $450 each, which is an absolutely INSANE bargain for what these things can do.

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For Bookshelf I would recommend the Monitor Audio RX1, they are in the $750 range I believe and they sound fantastic.
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I'll chip in a vote for Klipsch Heritage or Extended Heritage models. Look for used forte, forte II, Chorus II. Gussy them up with a Crites crossover and driver updates and you have awesome 'vintage' sound for less than a grand.
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I bought a pair of Focal 814s a couple months ago and they are very nice. Using an Outlaw 2150 receiver in the set up. I paid a bit under $800 and see AfL now has them for $799/pair.
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