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Recommnedations for audio speakers


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted October 05 2009 - 12:21 AM

Anyone have any good suggestions for some stereo speakers?  I haven't purchased any since college and I'm way out of the loop.  I'm looking for bookshelfs, music only, around $500.

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted October 05 2009 - 01:06 AM

My favorites:  http://www.axiomaudio.com/m22.html


#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted October 05 2009 - 01:13 AM

More very good ones: http://www.svsound.c...-spks-scs01.cfm

Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   TriMe

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Posted October 06 2009 - 11:25 AM

also good... http://www.onlyfacto...t/Detail?no=152

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   MaxL

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Posted October 06 2009 - 04:03 PM

 there are so many to choose from.  in addition to the ones above, add PSB, monitor audio, klipsch, deftech, aperion, av123, energy, paradigm, epos, era, polk, kef, mirage, nht and the list goes on and on...

what you should do if you can is go listen to as many speakers as you can in a speciality audio stores.  if none are near you, a magnolia section in a best buy is second best option.  these will at least give you a point of reference for what is out there.  listen at, above and below your price point.  bring music you know well to test drive.  if you find something you love, great, buy it.  if you're not sure try one of the internet direct companies most of which have very good return policies and customer service.

good luck.

HT: Marantz SR8000, PSB Alpha B fronts, Alpha C center, CSW Newton S200 surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo Sub, Marantz DVD, Sony CRT TV

Stereos include vintage Sony receivers/amps into vintage AR and KEF speakers.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted October 08 2009 - 01:29 AM

Thanks for the replies!

And yes, plan-A was to do the live auditioning, but when I went to look for local stores there were none left that are nice and close.  That leaves me with Best Buy and on-line.  So that's why I wanted some brand names, I would at least be working from a pool of known entities.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted December 18 2009 - 12:16 AM

I went with the Axiom M3s.  They were actually for my son's xmas present, so I haven't tried them out yet.