Originally Posted by Pure-Evil
Is this for 2 channel? or HT? If HT you would want to keep your center (if possible) from the same brand and model series. Not absolutely necessary, but timber matching really helps with the front sound stage.
If your passion is 2 channel music...i'd strong recommend you look at Aurum Cantus, Volent, Sonus Faber, Thiel, Martin Logan esl's etc.
Mostly HT. When I bought this system...8-10 years ago, my thought was, music is more challenging than HT for a speaker so I'd get something suited for music and it should be fine for HT. After 10 years, I find I use my system a lot more for movies and gaming and only occasionally use it for music...probably 90% HT, TV, Gaming and 10% music.
Right now everything I have is from the mirage frx line, cause like you said, I wanted the sound to match. I'm willing to build a system slowly over time since I don't have a lot of money to spend all at once. Eventually I want to replace the mirage 8in sub with the HSU STF2.
I'm looking for a front pair to be around 1000-ish or less. Then I'd get the center, sub, surrounds as funds allow. I'm thinking of going to bookshelf type speakers since I'm going to have a sub anyways and I can get the next higher level bookshelf for around the same price as the lower tier floorstander (ie get monitor silver bookshelf over the monitor bronze floorstander).
I found that a lot of Boston Acoustics were too bright, also the Klipsch synergy made my ears hurt when listening to females singing high notes or with trumpets/horn instruments.
Feel free to go on with more, especially speakers more in my price range. Would love to get your thoughts on paradigm, kef, def tech etc. I'm looking at some of the KEFs they have at accessories4less.