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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   jpatricks

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Posted January 19 2014 - 07:54 AM

Hello everyone. I just joined up today. Looking for a set of bookshelf mains or speaker package to replace some older Polk Towers I have in the living room. Im willing to spend up to a 1000 but would prefer to keep it around 800 or less. So if anyone can point me in the right direction. These speaks are primarily used for theater.



#2 of 8 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 19 2014 - 08:46 AM

Totem Rainmaker

Paradigm Mini Monitor(Don't know enough about Paradigm pricing to know if Studio bookshelves fit the price)

Zu Omen ($1200, but worth it. At least give Zu a read))



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Posted January 19 2014 - 11:57 AM

Welcome to the forum John :)

Id consider both the Martin Logan LX16 ($700 pair) and Polk LSIM703 ($1k pair)

4 Ohms recommended on both.

Paradigm Studio 20 is recommended but will be $1500 a pair.
JVC DLA-RS60U3D & DaLite High Power 106"
Paradigm Studio V.5 20 (5) & ADP590 (2)  
Hsu VTF-2 MK3 (2) & MBM-12 MK2 (2)

Yamaha RX-A3010 & Emotiva XPA5
Oppo BDP93 & Darbee DVP 5000

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson

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Posted January 19 2014 - 03:32 PM

Axiom M22s!

 

http://www.axiomaudi...kshelf-speakers



#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Type A

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Posted January 20 2014 - 09:21 AM

Good power recommended but Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 65 or 45.
JVC DLA-RS60U3D & DaLite High Power 106"
Paradigm Studio V.5 20 (5) & ADP590 (2)  
Hsu VTF-2 MK3 (2) & MBM-12 MK2 (2)

Yamaha RX-A3010 & Emotiva XPA5
Oppo BDP93 & Darbee DVP 5000

*My Home Theater Photo Journal*

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   GregC

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Posted February 08 2014 - 04:21 PM

Golden Ear Aon ... 



#7 of 8 OFFLINE   David_Rivshin

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Posted February 08 2014 - 06:36 PM

I own Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1 mains, which I'm very happy with, and are in the range of your budget ($850-950, depending on finish).

http://www.ascendaco.../SRM1/srm1.html

I'm not sure if this might be important to you, but one nice (and unusual) thing about the Sierra-1's is that there are two upgrade paths if you'd decide you'd like to upgrade in the future for less than the cost of brand new speakers:

  • NrT tweeter
  • Sierra-2, which has a new ribbon tweeter and new woofer (not yet on their website, but info is in their discussion forum)

In both cases you can purchase that way from the start (although that's outside your current budget), send them to their facility for the upgrade, or you can order the upgrade kit and do it yourself.



#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Dan Driscoll

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Posted February 09 2014 - 09:04 AM

I'll ditto the Rainmakers, amazing sound for such a small speaker, especially the bass.The Studio 20's are also nice, but I would still take the Rainmakers, even if the price was the same.


Dan

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