Originally Posted by E-A-G-L-E-S
Energy provides a couple options under $1500. I would say the C-500's for $600, but most audiophiles on here would say the reference line. They all have matching surrounds. Subs as well, but I'm not a big fan.
Looking forward to this thread Craig.
Well, I would like to see the reference line included seeing how I just purchased some. I was very impressed with the RC-10's compared to the Ascend 340 classics that I own, so impressed I went out and got the RC-70's. Those retail for $2000 so they go past your budget. Though I'm sure you can get them on sale here and there, the $1500 mark is exceeded. However, I know you can get the RC-30's in the US for much less than $1500, and I believe the RC-50's would be right around there.
Too bad you're not a big fan, your name sake band's Hotel California in DVD-Audio sounds just fantastic with my Energy's!
Craig - thanks for starting this up as promised. Looking forward to all the impressions and feedback with all the speakers you get a chance to have participate in the shootout. I just hope it doesn't get in the way of the additional sub's you'll have coming your way soon.