Originally Posted by joker97
Sorry let me explain:
I am a sound fanatic, love detailed accurate sound from the entire sound spectrum. But I've never had the chance to audition different speakers etc as we still live on trees in some parts of the world here ...
I think audio nirvana for me would be achieved from headphones for a fraction of the cost of loudspeakers ... or am I wrong?
If you can adapt yourself to headphone listening, then that is the means for obtaining best quality sound with minimal costs. Even if you can adapt yourself to headphones, they seem to lose comfort after a number of hours of listening.
I currently listen to 2 channel audio with a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 9.6 that cost me $500US ... I think firstly the treble is pretty crap, it doesn't even sound right (low on quality as well as quantity). Then the midrange is pretty cluttered, is that called poor sound separation?
I call that poor spectral balance, which may be due to the environment that you are using the speakers in. Also, these are not what I'd call truely full range speakers. Adding a subwoofer is indicated.
So what do I stand to gain from say buying a pair of Paradigm Studio 3 way speakers (I say paradigm because I was looking for a decent centre speaker and the CC range looked and spec'd the part of a perfect centre speaker) for $2000 compared with some weird boutique say Usher Dancer Mini 2? Whatbout lower down the range as in the Monitors, or higher up like the SIgnatures? Or other brands?
I'd look at a subwoofer and room treatments first.
And what do I lose by not buying a say $10,000 Sonus Faber Cremona M?
Really nicely made cabinets.
Please avoid discussion about room acoustics and amping/interconnects and just concentrate on what speakers should I be aiming for in the future when I can upgrade (and no I can't afford $10,000 speakers, $2,000 is ok)
Because I like you I'm going to completely dishonor your request about room acoustics. In fact your room may have more to do with what your audio system sounds like than just about anything else. Or would you prefer that I not tell you the truth? ;-)