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Focal Chorus 706 vs Cambridge Audio Aero 2?

Hi,

I have been reading extensively any these two bookshelf speakers. I'm confused which one I should consider? I have a fairly average sized apartment living room. My budget is $1500.
Also looking at KH 120 or Axiom audio m22.

Opinions, feedback or comments appreciated!
Thanks!
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you have a $1500 budget for two speakers? What about the Focal Profile 908?
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-83551-f...ce=igodigital&

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Focal 908 is in same price point as aero 2 which I seem to be hearing increasingly good things about. Why do you like the focals?
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Focal 908 is in same price point as aero 2 which I seem to be hearing increasingly good things about. Why do you like the focals?
The Aero speakers have gotten very good reviews, especially for the asking price. Doesn't seem like anyone on here has heard them though. I'm thinking of getting a complete Aero setup myself.
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This is my first audiophile speaker set up so I hope to have it for next 5ish years or so. Hence thinking newer technology is probably better to go as I don't want to get out of date too quickly. I hope $1500 is enough for a decent pair. Thank you all for the guidance as I am a beginner to this.
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If you're budget is $1500 I would wait a little bit until the Aeromax speakers come out and get a pair of Aeromax 6's. I'm trying to wait myself but I may pull the trigger on the current Aero speakers if the Aeromax doesn't come out soon.
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If you're budget is $1500 I would wait a little bit until the Aeromax speakers come out and get a pair of Aeromax 6's. I'm trying to wait myself but I may pull the trigger on the current Aero speakers if the Aeromax doesn't come out soon.
Appreciate some insight as to why you suggest this?
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I think I need a bookshelf speaker set rather than floor standing as i have a relatively small nyc apt. Do not want to scare the neighbors.
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Appreciate some insight as to why you suggest this?
The Aeromax speakers are supposed to be a good bit better than the current Aero speakers. The weakness of the current line up is the highs and the new 4th generation BMR driver is supposed to improve on that.

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/aeromax-2-stand-mount-speaker
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I have not heard either speaker, so take this with a grain...

These is a thread about the Aero2, and after awhile, the thread got into a debate about "breaking in period" and so Dennis Murphy decided to purchase a set and test them...right out of the box and after about 40 hr of playing time. The breaking in period debate not withstanding, I was impressed with much of the Aero 2 measurement...until you got to the high end. Hardly flat on the high end and seem to be lacking/fall off some. This suggested to me that while the BMR driver is a very good driver, it is not a tweeter and cannot replace one.

if you can afford the Ascend Acoustic Sierra 2 with ribbon tweeters, that is one very nice sounding speaker!

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Performance is pretty similar at this price point between good speaker designers, get the one which looks best.
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Performance is pretty similar at this price point between good speaker designers, get the one which looks best.
sorry which two are you reffering to?
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Performance is pretty similar at this price point between good speaker designers, get the one which looks best.
I disagree! As I said, I haven't heard these two speakers, but I have heard speakers in this price range that left me unimpressed!
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I disagree! As I said, I haven't heard these two speakers, but I have heard speakers in this price range that left me unimpressed!
What would you rec?
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With 1,500 smackers I'd opt for a pair of KEF LS50s or a pair of the new Focal Aria 906s with the flax cones.

I own a pair of Focal Chorus 706Vs and they're great for what I paid for them on clearance, but they aren't $1,500 speakers for sure.
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With 1,500 smackers I'd opt for a pair of KEF LS50s or a pair of the new Focal Aria 906s with the flax cones.

I own a pair of Focal Chorus 706Vs and they're great for what I paid for them on clearance, but they aren't $1,500 speakers for sure.
Concur

http://www.stereophile.com/content/k...el-loudspeaker

http://www.whathifi.com/review/kef-ls50

I covet but have no room for them anywhere. I do have the hand me down tech in my e305's though.

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So is the 906s or the kefs preferred? Which subwoofer would be recommended? If I may ask, a suggestion for receiver would be appreciated too
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So is the 906s or the kefs preferred? Which subwoofer would be recommended? If I may ask, a suggestion for receiver would be appreciated too ������
I would throw the Infinity reference R162 in the mix also.
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I would throw the Infinity reference R162 in the mix also.
Ok thanks.. Ill keep that one in mind.

So far the focal 906 seems to be reviewed better than the kef..
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