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Appreciate the help.

I have had Bose (yes, I know) Acoustimass 5 for about 15 years. I would like to say they have served me well, but I have become increasingly annoyed with them with the passing years. I recently did some research and verified that the system lacks bass and mid-range, two big holes. I fear that my hearing perception has been permanent altered,but am now thinking of upgrading to something nice. I think part of the reason why I didn't hate my existing set up is that the kind of music I listen to doesn't really rely on mid-range that much (metal).

My budget is fairly flexible,in that I haven't decided how much I want to spend,but suffice it to say, I want a speaker set that will last me a while and which will play the kind of music I like well (metal). Let's say up to $1000 or maybe more if there really is a difference at the high end and I'm not just paying up for a brand.

I would like to start with a pair of great speakers and build from there. I presently have a Marantz amplifier, which I intend to keep for now. So any suggestions would be great for a pair of high ends speakers that can be expanded.

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and suggest a set of really nice options that would love your Marantz amplification...

Sierra-1's with their bamboo enclosure or their new tower set-up. Check out Ascend Acoustics site, its wife friendly too


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I suggest a decent set of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer. IMO, a subwoofer is needed, unless you listen to light chamber music or something with no bass.

At one time, I did not understand the need for a sub. Years of experience has taught me you need/want one, unless you want to buy expensive full range towers.

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and suggest a set of really nice options that would love your Marantz amplification...

Sierra-1's with their bamboo enclosure or their new tower set-up. Check out Ascend Acoustics site, its wife friendly too


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+1 on the Sierra-1s. I researched forever (about 4 days) for the best bookshelf speakers in my price range and ended up with the Sierras. I added a sealed SVS sub and completed (IMO) a pretty sweet 2.1 music system. And they sound great with metal--the first song I listened to was Tool/Prison Sex. A very disturbing song but I had a smile on my face!

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A Rythmic servo sealed would have been super sweet too. Fast and accurate.

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A Rythmic servo sealed would have been super sweet too. Fast and accurate.

The setup is in a really small office so I went with the SVS SB-12NSD. I was on the fence between SVS and Rythmik but went with the SVS because it was considerably cheaper. One of these days I'll be replacing my HT sub with either a Rythmik 15 or HSU VTF-15.

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