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Old 02-02-2012, 08:20 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey all. My father is in the market for a 2 channel bookshelf setup for purely music. He's already got a very nice sub (JL). Used or new give us some suggestions within a 5,000 budget for a pair of bookshelves, either used or new. I gave him some recommendations, but he doesn't like what I like. Hoping to hear from all of you.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:24 PM
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Focal Electra
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-38925-f...eakers-pr.aspx

Also, check into Vapor Audio Cirrus
http://www.vaporsound.com/#all

And, check into Philharmonitor 2 speakers
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...eakers&page=16

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He sounds like a Bose guy to me then
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If you can find a Dynaudio dealer you could have him check out this,
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/27461

this is another Dynaudio that is really nice,
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/25569/18198

you might even find the C1 MKI, and you can probably get that into your fathers budget.

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Focal Electra
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-38925-f...eakers-pr.aspx

Also, check into Vapor Audio Cirrus
http://www.vaporsound.com/#all

And, check into Philharmonitor 2 speakers
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...eakers&page=16

Thanks for mentioning my work. TVMAN - hope to hear from your father

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Personal favorite: Sonus Faber Auditor M
Might be a bit over at $5500 retail (plus stands...)
http://www.sumikoaudio.net/sonus/pro...aauditor_m.htm

B&W 805d's are a reasonable and popular speaker
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Try audiogon or even ebay, I think there's a pair of dynaudio s1.4's for about 2.3k on ebay. A lot of good choices when buying new/demo rather than new.
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Focal Electra
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-38925-f...eakers-pr.aspx

Also, check into Vapor Audio Cirrus
http://www.vaporsound.com/#all

And, check into Philharmonitor 2 speakers
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...eakers&page=16

I second the Vapors or Philharmonics. Both are excellent.

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salk veracity ht1's maybe? a bit under budget though...

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Give the Salk M7 monitor a look.

Selah Tempesta, Circondare or Cima all probably deserve a look as well.

Happy hunting.
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Hey all. My father is in the market for a 2 channel bookshelf setup for purely music. He's already got a very nice sub (JL). Used or new give us some suggestions within a 5,000 budget for a pair of bookshelves, either used or new. I gave him some recommendations, but he doesn't like what I like. Hoping to hear from all of you.

Thanks!

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If I had that much money for bookshelf speakers, I would check out the Klipsch Palladium bookshelf speakers.
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You can also check out...http://www.msshifi.com/.
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