Originally Posted by fastgt79
Is there any new flat panel speakers on the market that are worth auditioning? I am still debating between the Paradigm Cinema 330's and Millenia 20's. There is about a $200 dollar price difference per speaker. Any other recommendations for under $500 each?
If you have read various threads about onwalls you probably have seen my postings; as I did extensive auditioning of onwalls in that price range.
Forget the Millenias, go for the 330's. I didn't find any advantage of the Millenia 20 or 30 over the 330, just looks. IMO, not worth the extra money.
Consider the following options in the same price range (order of preference):
Paradigm Cinema 330
Monitor Audio R225 (almost head to head with the 330, but the 330 being somewhat more dynamic helps it to win, as they will mostly be used for HT and dynamic helps in that area, but if you want music and HT consider the R225)
Energy Take Series (good, but not as good as Paradigm or MA)
Klipsch RVX-42 (loud, very loud, would consider them only for HT)
Klipsh SLX (don't waste your money)
If you want a few bucks less, consider Paradigm 220 and MA R180
If you have the dough, consider Vienna Acoustics and Martin Logan onwalls. The VA's are very nice sounding, but $800.00 ea.