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Recently came into some funds.
I need a 2 channel system for a room 18x22 with 10 ft ceilings. Source is squeeze box with some high rez. But mostly alternative, jazz and female voices.
So divide $8000 between only speakers and int. Amp.

No tubes.
Not too keen on a subwoofer.
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Recently came into some funds.
I need a 2 channel system for a room 18x22 with 10 ft ceilings. Source is squeeze box with some high rez. But mostly alternative, jazz and female voices.
So divide $8000 between only speakers and int. Amp.

No tubes.
Not too keen on a subwoofer.

I don't care for a sub either, so I went a tower speaker with a rather low F3. Supercharged Salk Songtowers. Depending upon your listening tastes you might want a speaker with a little more oomph. The veracity songtower is another option. Slightly bigger is the HT2-TL at about 4500 (34 hz). Or you can go all the way with the Soundscape 8 at 7999 which will play down to 25 hz.

Give Salk a try. Send him an email, tell him what you are looking for, he'll usually answer in a day.

As far as integrated amps, I just use a fairly high end AVR. Put more money in your speakers and worry less about the amp.
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Aerial 6T's along w the NAD 390DD integrated would make a nice combo.smile.gif
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My choice for an integrated amplifier would be the Musical Fidelity M6i It is superb and has all the power anyone can use. Around $3000, I think.

Another excellent one is the Arcam A38, which costs around $2400.

For speakers, I would choose the Vandersteen 3A Signature ($4495).

They were always excellent, and have recently been improved by the addition of the same midrange driver and tweeter used in the Treo speakers (which I have).
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Magnepan MG 3.7i for $5500. The integrated amplifier would depend on how loud you wanted to play them. For reasonable levels, a Yamaha A-S1000 for $1300 would be sufficient.

If you don't mind going with separates instead of an integrated amp, you could go with an Emotiva digital preamp for $269 and then if you wanted to have massive power, you could get an Emotiva XPR-2 for $1799, which will put out a thousand watts per channel into 4 ohms (the impedance of the Magnepan speakers).
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