Like many of you I have poured over the forums and reviews and have tussled with what to purchase and I think I have found the candidates.
My main goal is to build a system gradually with quality components... The good news is I am starting from scratch save the receiver which is an Onkyo 605. My room is about 10 x 20 x 8 (conservatively) with a dining room off the main which is about the same size. Makes a big "L"...
I listen mainly to Electronica, Rock, Hip Hop and New Age... Oh and I am trying to stay in the $500-$900 range for the mains. Unless I am missing something it seems to me that in the price point I am looking in a bookshelf with sub is the way to go over a floor stander(thought about the rocker rs450s???)...
I appreciate your input.
1. Ascend Sierra 1's (Would love to hear these!)
a. CMT-340's or 170's (could start with these then move them to rear.)
2. Paradigm Studio 20's
3. NHT Classic 3 (close out deals)
4. Canton ERGO 603 (close out deal)
I would love to audition the Ascend products and I am really leaning towards the sierras but I would like to listen to them before I pull the trigger. I am in Denver so if you live any where within a reasonable drive I would love to hear them.
PS I would love to addition any other speaker you may have that you think competes... ie swans, av123 , etc...