Originally Posted by Speaker Robert
I've been looking into setting up a stereo system for a 14x16 bonus room above the garage. The room will also host a small office area. I plan to add a few room treatments to make the room less lively as well. I picked up a Yamaha R-N803 at a great price and plan to re-purpose a Node 2 as the main streaming option to the Yamaha. A few main points:
1) I don't plan to use the system with a TV, just music.
2) I have two SB-2000 subwoofers that I could re-purpose to help with lower frequencies, or move one to a room downstairs and keep just one for the stereo system.
3) I'm a digital streaming guy that plays music from a NAS or through Tidal with no plans for vinyl. Basically, the Yamaha and Node 2 are it.
4) My music taste varies, but I'm mostly an 80's rock fan, along with some metal (new & old). I also enjoy soundtracks and acoustic music as well.
Just a few speakers I've researched around or below 2k:
1) Paradigm Premier 700F & 800F.
2) Ascend Acoustics Sierra Tower (no RAAL option).
3) Salk Song Tower
There are only a small amount of dealers in my area so speaker demos are not really an option (Paradigm). They don't carry inventory and lack a return policy, so ordering by internet is typically my main option. I've been a PSB guy in the past, but wanted to check out other brands.
Any recommendations are welcome, along with thoughts on the above three. I have some "wiggle room" in the budget (maximum is no more than $2.5k). Thanks!
Do you live near any of these folks?
ACCESSORIES 4 LESS*** NEAR ORLANDO FLORIDA
APERION* NEAR PORTLAND OREGON
ASCEND** NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
CHANE TAMPA FLORIDA
CRUTCHFIELD*** CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
DEEP SEA SOUND SUBS NEAR KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE
DIYSOUND GROUP CINCINNATI OHIO
EMOTIVA NEAR NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
HI FI HEAVEN*** GREEN BAY WISONSIN
HSU NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
HTD* NEAR DALLAS TEXAS
JTR NEAR MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN
MONOPRICE NEAR RIVERSIDE CALIFORNIA
MUSIC DIRECT*** CHICAGO ILLINOIS
NHT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
OHM BROOKLYN NEW YORK
PSA NEAR YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
RBH NEAR SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
RHYTHMIK SUBS NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS
RSL* NEAR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
SALK AUDIO PONTIAC MICHIGAN
SATURDAY AUDIO--- CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SEATON SOUND NEAR CHICAGO ILLINOIS
SELAH AUDIO NEAR RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA
SVS* YOUNGSTOWN OHIO
TEKTON NEAR PROVO UTAH
TYLER ACOUSTICS NEAR LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY
WORLDWIDE STEREO*** NEAR PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
AXIOM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FLUANCE NEAR TORONTO CANADA
FUNK AUDIO NEAR VANCOUVER CANADA
PARADIGM NEAR TORONTO CANADA
PSB NEAR TORONTO CANADA
TOTEM NEAR MONTREAL CANADA
* free return shipping
**Ascend also carries Rhythmik subwoofers on site
***retail outlet of many brands