Originally Posted by sfeldman721
Thanks for the replies. I should probably ask that if you reply could you please describe the sound characteristics of your recommendations because none of the speakers suggested so far are able to be demo'd by me. Are your recommendations neutral, bright, warm, airy, etc. Also these will be for 65% HT / 35% Music. Thanks again for your help.
In general, I do not reccomend speakers that sound warm or bright
to me. I like speakers with good resolution, that image well and
have a good soundstage. Air to me - are speakers that have good
detail, definition and depth. I do not like speakers that hide things.
I can describe the sound - however when you listen, it may sound
different to you. Find the speakers that interest you the most, buy
a pair of bookshelves to audition, bookshelves are easier to send
back. If you decide to test Focal, buy the 705 - if you like the sound,
then send them back for the 800 series. Your decision and choice.
For someone spending 3,500 to 4,000 dollars - find a way to listen.
Do you remember this?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1401622