I am really new into high end speakers. I have had a pair of Grado SR 325i headphones for a while, but am finally moving into getting high end speakers. At a local Hifi store I was offered a pair of Focal Micro Utopia Be with stands for $6500. Or I can pick up a pair of B&W 804s for $4500. I haven't heard the B&W's, but tomorrow I might drive an hour to check them out in Seattle.
I am not too worried about bass, I just love the music playback from the Focal. I live in an apartment, so bass isn't that big of a deal as I can't turn it up that loud anyway. I didn't want to spend more than $6000 on 2 speakers and an amp or receiver, but after listening to the Focals it might be worth it. I am in the Navy right now and have enough money to buy the focals and a nice amp. In a couple years I will be getting out and going to college, so I won't have the money to upgrade and need to get it right this time with gear that will last.
I am thinking about using a 2 channel integrated amp. I am looking at the Primare I21 or the Cambridge 840A.
If you have any advice on other speakers to look at or advice on the ones I am looking at please let me know.
Thanks a lot.