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i've been out auditioning floor standing speakers the past few months and decided to go a different route now. i'm leaning towards going with bookshelves and a nice sub now. so far i've liked the sound of focal, usher, and totem floorstanders. i also listened to various b&w, paradigm,psb,klipsch, definitive tech,martin logan,and polk towers and have not been impressed. i will go listen to bookshelves from the 3 companies i liked, any other suggestions?? trying to stay under $1200 for a new set of bookshelves. also looking for a musical sub under $700 new. thanks.
 

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i've been out auditioning floor standing speakers the past few months and decided to go a different route now. i'm leaning towards going with bookshelves and a nice sub now. so far i've liked the sound of focal, usher, and totem floorstanders. i also listened to various b&w, paradigm,psb,klipsch, definitive tech,martin logan,and polk towers and have not been impressed. i will go listen to bookshelves from the 3 companies i liked, any other suggestions?? trying to stay under $1200 for a new set of bookshelves. also looking for a musical sub under $700 new. thanks.

I went with the Paradigm Studio 10 Bookshelf Speakers. Size was a deciding factor for me. MSRP =798, you can probably get them out the door for 20% off. If you have a little extra room the Studio 20 bookshelf speakers run about 1100.


I love the Paradigms Studio 10s.
 

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i'm rather fond of these ...
 

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i've been out auditioning floor standing speakers the past few months and decided to go a different route now. i'm leaning towards going with bookshelves and a nice sub now. so far i've liked the sound of focal, usher, and totem floorstanders. i also listened to various b&w, paradigm,psb,klipsch, definitive tech,martin logan,and polk towers and have not been impressed. i will go listen to bookshelves from the 3 companies i liked, any other suggestions?? trying to stay under $1200 for a new set of bookshelves. also looking for a musical sub under $700 new. thanks.

Just a suggestion:

Try Audioengine products?

Audioengine A5 [powered]

Or Audioengine P4 [passive]


They are priced very competitively - so don't be fooled by its price.

If you are in the US or Canada, they have the A5's in a few specialty stores.

Audioengineusa.com will tell you locations. The P4's are quite new... so it may not be readily avail for auditioning.


There are also many many reviews online, so check them out!

Audioengine also has a powered sub avail.
 

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also looking for a musical sub under $700 new. thanks.

This part would be a Rythmik F12 then.
 

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You say you have auditioned B&W's already. Did you listen to the CM1's? These are amazing speakers for their size and price IMHO
. They are do need a bit of power to play properly and auditioning them side by side with more efficient speakers can be misleading. Enjoy the process! I have just gone through it myself.
 

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Rick, why do you consider the Rythmik F12 a musical sub?

Their patented direct-servo technology in a sealed box provides incredible tight bass with fantastic extension.


The sub is also no slouch for HT.
 

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Their patented direct-servo technology in a sealed box provides incredible tight bass with fantastic extension.


The sub is also no slouch for HT.

Thanks! If my M&K MX-200 is not repairable, that Rythmic is on my short list.
 

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Focal 806V bookshelves and Rythmik F12 sub. No brainer!

After all the listening I have done, the 826Vs towers with two F12s is my dream set up.
 

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If you listened only to B&Ws 600 line & Paradigm's Monitor line then I don't know if you've given them a fair shake. If you have listened to B&W CM5s and don't like them you can ignore all my advice because we may just have different taste, Paradigm's Studio line is significantly better than their Monitor line too, though not my personal preference.


I would add ERA D5s (I own these) and Dali to your audition list, and if you can find Revel or Avalon give them a whirl too.


Ron
 
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