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I am planning to buy (hopefully :D ) in a near future some high quality set of speakers. Ofcourse, I am stumped by a vast variety of speaker manufacturers and models so I would like you to recommend me some nice gear which I will hopefully be able to audition.
Lets assume I am willing to spend anywhere from 5000$ to 100 000$ for a pair. But also assume I want pretty good value for the money (unless design is butt ugly :D ).

IIRC most expensive/quality speakers I heard so far (and they sounded nice) were PMC PB1i.

Thank you.
 

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For great sound, imaging and grand soundstage, look no further than panel speakers (hey, I like panels).

Magnepan 3.7i Planar-magnetic @ around $5,500 / pair: http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_37 See a Magnepan dealership near you.
Magnepan 20.7 Planar-magnetic @ around $12,000 / pair http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_207 ditto
Martin Logan Summit ESL @ around $15,000 / pair: https://www.martinlogan.com/products/summitx See a Martin Logan dealership near you
Martin Logan Montis ESL @ around $10,000 / pair: https://www.martinlogan.com/montis/index.php ditto
Martin Logan Ethos ESL @ around $7,000 / pair: https://www.martinlogan.com/ethos/index.php ditto

Line Array systems like the Funk Audio @ around $16,000 / pair : http://www.funkaudio.ca/store/c6/Line_Array_and_CBT.html These are internet direct, so I'm not sure how you could audition them.
 

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For great sound, imaging and grand soundstage, look no further than panel speakers (hey, I like panels).

Magnepan 3.7i Planar-magnetic @ around $5,500 / pair: http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_37 See a Magnepan dealership near you.
Magnepan 20.7 Planar-magnetic @ around $12,000 / pair http://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_207 ditto
Martin Logan Summit ESL @ around $15,000 / pair: https://www.martinlogan.com/products/summitx See a Martin Logan dealership near you
Martin Logan Montis ESL @ around $10,000 / pair: https://www.martinlogan.com/montis/index.php ditto
Martin Logan Ethos ESL @ around $7,000 / pair: https://www.martinlogan.com/ethos/index.php ditto

Line Array systems like the Funk Audio @ around $16,000 / pair : http://www.funkaudio.ca/store/c6/Line_Array_and_CBT.html These are internet direct, so I'm not sure how you could audition them.
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You also may want to try Ohm Acoustics. They are online only but have a generous 120 day trial period.
www.ohmspeaker.com You really need to listen to them.
 

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You seem to have some cash for this, here are some thoughts.

Do you have a dedicated room? If so get an acoustician to come look at it and get i properly treated. This will do just as much for the sound as really good speakers -especially for imaging. If you don't have a dedicated room or WAF get's in the way of fixing your room I would think a second time about buying very expensive speakers unless you know you are going to have a good room in the future.

To get most for your money I would also get four subwoofers and then cross over your new front speakers at 80Hz to them. This will result in very good bass as well as less distortion in your new speakers. Good bass is important for pleasing sound so I'd say don't cheap out on that. Other than that I'd recommend a listen to TAD and Revel speakers. Good luck!
 

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"low end" Goldenear .... "high end" Sonus Faber !
 

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Dynaudio, Aerial, KEF, Scansonic/Raidho, Harbeth

Along with all the others mentioned before in above posts. I also agree with the poster above that acoustic treatments should be considered. GIK Acoustics will be very helpful and free in providing help, plus they make excellent acoustic treatments.

These are going to be your speakers so make up your mind. We are all going to have our favorites but you should find yours. Have fun!
 
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You seem to have some cash for this, here are some thoughts.

Do you have a dedicated room? If so get an acoustician to come look at it and get i properly treated. This will do just as much for the sound as really good speakers -especially for imaging. If you don't have a dedicated room or WAF get's in the way of fixing your room I would think a second time about buying very expensive speakers unless you know you are going to have a good room in the future.

To get most for your money I would also get four subwoofers and then cross over your new front speakers at 80Hz to them. This will result in very good bass as well as less distortion in your new speakers. Good bass is important for pleasing sound so I'd say don't cheap out on that. Other than that I'd recommend a listen to TAD and Revel speakers. Good luck!
Yes, unfortunately my current room is vastly underperforming. Moviewise its not such a big deal since new receivers with something like XT32 room eq are doing quite good job. Music wise its somewhat less great.
I am planning dedicated HT/music room somewhere in future, but since I assume researching speakers will take great deal of my time I wanted to start with that.
 

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We do have a set of 6.1P's that we ship around for free in home demos. While they are our smallest speaker they do give a good representation of our sound.
Thanks for the heads up, Nathan.
 

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I am planning to buy (hopefully :D ) in a near future some high quality set of speakers. Ofcourse, I am stumped by a vast variety of speaker manufacturers and models so I would like you to recommend me some nice gear which I will hopefully be able to audition.
Lets assume I am willing to spend anywhere from 5000$ to 100 000$ for a pair. But also assume I want pretty good value for the money (unless design is butt ugly :D ).

IIRC most expensive/quality speakers I heard so far (and they sounded nice) were PMC PB1i.

Thank you.

2-channel or home theater?
 

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Lets assume I am willing to spend anywhere from 5000$ to 100 000$ for a pair.
It appears that you are not in the U.S., so where are you from?
 

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Well, 2-channel. But I assumed I will incorporate them in home theater. You think i need separate 2-channel and home theater sets? :D
When talking high-end speakers, many have 4 Ohm impedance (MLs and Maggies) and require a better amplifier section. Once you go multi-channel, just make sure the AVR has preamplifier output ports to connect to your amplifier in order to drive your front speakers (or front stage). A very good AVR should be able to drive the rest of your speakers … depending upon what you choose.
 
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