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ok... i always run exact same soundtracks back to back in same environnement.. i see you have a Ascend and Axiom setup with Anthem amp... how do you like your setup? .. what is your sub?
Haven't read thru the whole thread. eek.gifwink.gif

But for 5 grand there would be no question for me, MartinLogan.

http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-Motion-Gloss-Black-Floorstanding/dp/B007ZBIITM Fronts
http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-ElectroMotion-Series-Channel-Speaker/dp/B005BP9NQG Center
http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-Motion-10-Floorstanding-Speaker/dp/B0035FZ142/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364168196&sr=1-1&keywords=martinlogan+motion+10 X 2 Surrounds

And a sub of your choice As you can get a pair (recommended) easily for the $1,900 remaining in the budget. Just can't go wrong with this setup at all! cool.gif
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Haven't read thru the whole thread. eek.gifwink.gif

But for 5 grand there would be no question for me, MartinLogan.

http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-Motion-Gloss-Black-Floorstanding/dp/B007ZBIITM Fronts
http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-ElectroMotion-Series-Channel-Speaker/dp/B005BP9NQG Center
http://www.amazon.com/MartinLogan-Motion-10-Floorstanding-Speaker/dp/B0035FZ142/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364168196&sr=1-1&keywords=martinlogan+motion+10 X 2 Surrounds

And a sub of your choice As you can get a pair (recommended) easily for the $1,900 remaining in the budget. Just can't go wrong with this setup at all! cool.gif

thats interesting...!
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Here's a late entry you might want to consider from NHT.

NHT Classic Four Surround 5.1 System - it is $4,200 and includes their Classic 4 mains, 3C Center, Classic 3 for surrounds and their B-12d Powered Subwoofer with DSP. All speakers are accoustic suspension with stunning high quality piano black finish.

You can get a second sub for $800 bringing it up to your $5,000 budget, assuming you don't live in a state where they need to collect sales tax.

You could lower the price significantly if you went with a Classic 3 pair for the mains instead of the Classic 4. The Classic 3 is a three way bookshelf size speaker rated down to 45 hz and would blend beautifully with the subs. I own them and must tell you that their imaging is simply amazing. They make it appear the sound is coming from the performance and not the speakers, even if you are sitting off center.

NHT classic series speakers have received accolades from many reviewers over the years, including from Stereophile and Home Theater.

You may not be able to buy them locally, but they come with free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee including free return shipping if you reside in the US.
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I'll second the Martin Logan recommendation. Was blown away with the $2200 esl's in a movie demo. Thought electrostats were only good for music but never heard anything better than them for HT. Have their higher end model Theos on order now.

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Food for thought... Ascend...Martin logan... NHT.... Ok... Now i have options...
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You could get the Monitor audio RX Silver series. Great little system and you can put half your money back in your pocket.
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Food for thought... Ascend...Martin logan... NHT.... Ok... Now i have options...

You could easily audition the ML at your local Future Shop or in home with their easy return program. Test them out against your current speakers.....if you wish....smile.gif.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/martin-logan-martin-logan-motion-40-tower-speaker-single-speaker-motion-40/10202488.aspx?path=0825dc2c345e4b965a1198401ea9ba06en02

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You could easily audition the ML at your local Future Shop or in home with their easy return program. Test them out against your current speakers.....if you wish....smile.gif.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/martin-logan-martin-logan-motion-40-tower-speaker-single-speaker-motion-40/10202488.aspx?path=0825dc2c345e4b965a1198401ea9ba06en02

For $100 more per tower I would recommend the Electromotion ESL instead. Much better and what Martin Logan is known for, electrostats.

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2074269&pid=1218308694947

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You could get the Monitor audio RX Silver series. Great little system and you can put half your money back in your pocket.
Do you really think i can get them for 2500$ .?..?
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You aren't the only one, brother. I have NEVER heard a Paradigm speaker I liked (I am not counting subs) - and I have heard more than a fair share. In fact, Paradigm & Triad are my least favorite brands but at least Triad has a few models that I think are strong. The Paradigm rep just offered us the line with Anthem as well. Not my thing!

Same here..Paradigm and PSB...they just didn't do it for me. I heard the entire line up for most part on both sides...some were ..ok but no were good. (To my ears)

Now if you are planning to go ESL...there are some pluses and negatives you must consider...please look into those.
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Same here..Paradigm and PSB...they just didn't do it for me. I heard the entire line up for most part on both sides...some were ..ok but no were good. (To my ears)

Now if you are planning to go ESL...there are some pluses and negatives you must consider...please look into those.

i ain't sold on ESL... i'll stay traditionnal... the Monitor audio silver series looks not to bad to me...
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i ain't sold on ESL... i'll stay traditionnal... the Monitor audio silver series looks not to bad to me...

Monitor Audio Silver RX are great, the RX6 are the ones to buy if you want floor-standing speakers in this series.
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