|<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MoneyMINTR:
[b]I'm looking for a good pair of full range speakers that will do well in an HT/Music (60/40) set up.[b]</font>
If I may add my thoughts:
I actually believe that 'specific application speakers' make no sense to me and that I strongly believe in that loudspeakers should play whatever material you feed them as transparently as possible. No matter if it is a HomeTheater, 2ch HiFi or whatever..!
As front speakers in my home theater I use a trio of the 'IS 88's from a Swedish, still pretty unknown, loudspeaker manufacturer called Intelligent Sound. They also share that same thought - speakers should be transparent and not be made for specific applications.
The 'IS 88' speakers I own are the best speakers I and all my HiFi friends have ever heard! (Me and some of my friends are a lucky bunch of people who have had the opportunity from time to time to technically assist at high-end speaker test sessions made by or for various independent HiFi magz here Sweden.) All we have to say to the rest of the loudspeaker market is: there is no contest! The IS 88 wins. All categories! Forgive me for being a bit cocky. It's just that I am so very convinced! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
The full range, very-high-end speakers cost about $2500/pair (here in Sweden).
Please contact me if you want to know more. I could put you in contact with the dealer that I bought from.
(Come on! I do not work for Intelligent Sound - I am just an enthusiast who would like many more people than I to be able to hear what I have heard.)
Marcel, Stockholm, Sweden