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I am on a mission right now to find a more "cost efficient (my wife's words, not mine) home theater setup. I am going to have to ditch what I have now (all but the mains which will be kept for 2-channel music listening) in favor of something cheaper and more pleasing to my wife (they always ruin everything...haha, just kidding). So now I am looking to spend around $2500 or so for the entire shebang, including receiver. I am all for separates, of which I will use for the two-channel system, but I think I am going to have to use a regular receiver this time around, per the wife's budget restraint. So for now, I will pick up the Pioneer 1016TXV but am still demoing speakers. There is a long list of bookshelf speakers that I want to audition. And so, the journey now begins!
So far I will be attempting to get my hands on:
NHT classic 3's, the new Ascend Sierra's, Paradigm studio 20's, Onix xl-s (been a long time since I heard them), etc, etc.
Now I know this is the owner's thread and that someone already got yelled at for asking for comparisons, but what better place to do that? So, could the owners (or those who have listened to them) compare them to some of the above candidates and/or other candidates in a similar price range (800/pair)?