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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted August 09 2006 - 09:05 AM

I am currently using a pair of Energy Connoisseur C-3 bookshelf speakers in a 2 channel stereo system. Audio Advisor is clearing out the Boston Acoustics VR-series and has the VR-M50 monitors on sale for $400.00/pair (regularly $700.00/pair). So, what do you guys and gals think? Would this be an upgrade or a lateral move?
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Mark Russ

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Posted August 11 2006 - 10:13 AM

Prolly not much more than a lateral move Danny. To get to the next level on the C-3, you'd have to go up to Revel M12 Concertas or NHT Classic Threes IMO.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted August 14 2006 - 10:19 AM

Well, I heard the NHT Classic Three's predecessor, the SB3, and it was very impressive. It was driven by a $1,000 Classe integrated amp though. Hmmm....I think I better stay put. Thanks for your comment, Mark.
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Chris Quinn

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Posted August 15 2006 - 03:15 AM

Give the new Ascend Acoustics 170SE a listen.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted August 15 2006 - 06:36 AM

Is $400 your limit or ballpark? How big is your room? Do you have the ability to do any kind of wood work? (hint, hint..diy). If you want to consider the DIY route, you're welcome to drop by my place and give my GR Research A/V-2s a listen. CBM-170 SE is a nice speaker too.
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted August 15 2006 - 06:54 AM

I'd agree it is more of a lateral move. For the itch problem you might want to try - http://www.medbroadc....d_name_id=1888 Posted Image

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