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Very good recommendations so far. If I were to rank the AJ Pioneer speakers, S30s, and Ascend CBM-170SEs it would be,
1. Ascend Acoustics CBM-170SE
2. Cambridge S30
3. AJ Pioneer BS22
All are fantastic for the price with each offering just a bit better SQ as you go up the list. I have not listened to the HTD speakers or the Arx but have read the Arx are comparable in class to the Ascend CBM-170SEs. The Infinity 163s are also quite good. IMHO, they are comparable in quality to the CA S30 but I would give the slight edge to the S30.
Just a thought, but if you were to buy two pairs of speakers you could always use the ¨extra¨ speaker in a surround back configuration.
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