Originally Posted by kwinand
I am interested to hear from members whether when building a system a compromise is needed when buying speakers. If you want to have the best (that your budget will allow) for both music and your surround system what to you do?
A reallly good music system and a really good A/V system can and should be the same system.
What are some of the best speakers for this purpose or do you need separate speaks for each.
There are a lot of good speakers, so rather than favor speakers undeserving favor or ignoring speakers that deserve favor...
Can vintage speakers play a part here?
The SOTA of speakers moves more slowly than some other areas of audio, but it still moves. your best choices are probably contemporary.
Would love to hear insight on how you might have resolved this if it applies to you. What are some speakers to consider in low/med/high price ranges.
I personally have some Infinity Primus towers and a 12" Paradigm subwoofer. Neither are *The best* but as I have matched them to the room, etc. they do very well for the money.
I think that if money wasn't an issue, I would have Paradigm Monitor 100s and some high end subwoofers from SVS, Hsu, or build some of my own design.
However, my next investment will probably relate to room acoustics.
Currently, I have two sets of speakers side by side. Mirage towers for my HT and A/D/S monitors for my music. But looking to see if these can be combined w/ a new purchase, vintage or otherwise.
Seems very old school. I would have none of that, and I would have one or more very fine subwoofers. Better speakers would not diminish my interest in room acoustics.