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post #1 of 18 Old 06-19-2012, 12:32 PM - Thread Starter
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I have an Integra DTR-20.1 receiver, Outlaw Audio LM-1 sub, and Klipsch rears. Want to replace my old Vandersteen 1's and Klipsch center with something new. Listened to the GoldenEar Triton 2's the other day and I'm hooked. Was looking their center channel that goes with the the Tritons as well, but the dealer didn't have one to listen to. I can buy that setup for about $2700. For that money, what else is out there that might be better sounding with my setup? I've been out of the speaker buying world for a long time, so this is new territory for me.
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Another option >

KEF Q900
http://www.kefdirect.com/q900-floorstanding-loudspeaker.html

kEF Q600
http://www.kefdirect.com/q600c-center-channel.html

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I have a Vienna Acoustic Theatro and a pair of Hayden Grand Speakers that are brand new that I am selling for $900. They were used once. I don't know if this is what you are looking for but I thought I would check.
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There are some good internet direct speakers in that price range:
Salk songtower/songcenter
Philarmonic 2 x 3 or x2+ salk CC
Ascend Sierra Tower and Horizon CC

I'm replacing my Vandersteen 2Cs with a set of Supercharged songtowers and superchaged CC.
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Sorry, that's Philharmonic, not Philarmonic, can't edit with this browser.
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Also you may consider the Aperionaudio Verus Grand Towers and Center.
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The Golden Ears will be excellent.Will be hard to beat really.When you ask that type of question the same people here will allways tell you their speaker is the best SINCE THEY OWN IT.I do not own the Golden Ear but have heard them.Their is nothing in that price range that will touch them.They will be my next speaker also to replace my Monitor Audio rs6's.Look no futher.Bob
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Bob, appreciate the advice. I am certain that I will be very happy with the GoldenEars, but I am curious if anyone out there has the Triton 2's with the 50C center speaker. My amp is 110 watts at 8 ohms, so I have plenty of power. Adding my subwoofer to take care of the extra base for movies seems like the right way to go. I'm just not all that familiar with some of the other speaker lines being suggested. The Kef line sounds very interesting, but I have no dealer nearby to give them a listen. the GE's were unbelievable in the demo I heard last weekend. Thanks to all for the advice.
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the deftech 8060-st's and the 8060-cs center is in your budget...smile.gif....give em a listen if you can...smile.gif

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There are some good internet direct speakers in that price range:
Salk songtower/songcenter
Philarmonic 2 x 3 or x2+ salk CC
Ascend Sierra Tower and Horizon CC
I'm replacing my Vandersteen 2Cs with a set of Supercharged songtowers and superchaged CC.

Those will be tough to beat for the money. To add to those recommendations, Revel, Kef and Dynaudio are also very good speakers IMO.

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second on the deftech.

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I listened to the GE T2 too and was not impressed at all. (They aren't very easy on the eyes either.) Maybe my expectations were too high, but they just didn't do anything for me. The rear/center are very small and the towers could theoretically make a subwoofer not necessary, so they'd be a fine setup for someone with a very strict limit on space.

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Also you may consider the Aperionaudio Verus Grand Towers and Center.

I second the Aperions, I have the Verus Grand Towers and they amaze me every time I listen to them.They shine with every type music and media type.
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How big is your room, and how far back are you sitting? That GE center isn't exactly the most dynamic offering with a pair of 4.5" woofers...
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I have a difficult room. Our house is open from one end to the other. My HT is setup on the extreme end, which is about 15 ft. wide with an 8 ft. ceiling. From there, the room opens up to a vaulted ceiling for about 20 ft., then the goes back to 8 ft. ceiling for about 20 ft. where the kitchen/dining area is. So, technically, I have 55 ft. long room. I have the TV, and main speakers on the end wall, with a sub in the front right corner. The rears are quite a way back, all the way to the rear of the vaulted ceiling area (aobout 35 ft. from the TV, up about 8 ft. high. We sit about 12 ft. back from the screen and front speakers. I want to mount the TV on the wall, with the center mounted under the TV. Thinking of moving the sub to the back of the listening area, about 16 ft. from the TV, on the right hand side of the room. Also thinking of moving the rears up about halfway from where they are in the vaulted part of the room, to about 25 ft. back from the TV. So, I have a large room, but the main sound producing components are located in a 15 ft. wide by 15 ft. deep area, with 8 ft. ceiling.

Any help with this type of setup is very greatly appreciated.
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Brand new pair delivered to your front door:

KEF Q900 / $1284.00

Revel F12 / $1264.00

Add a matching center KEF or Revel.

But everyone is different. You need to audition the speakers first before you buy.
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the deftech 8060-st's and the 8060-cs center is in your budget...smile.gif....give em a listen if you can...smile.gif

I love the idea of the center channel having a powered subwoofer on the DefTechs. Not so sure about some of the recommendations on having to postion the floor speakers so far from the wall. I can maybe go 24" from back wall, and that is about it. 18" is more likely. Anyone using the BP 8060-ST closer than 24" to the back wall?
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well I own this setup and yes mine are close to the back wall with no problems...smile.gif.....any questions just pm me...smile.gif

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