$5,000 for Front and Center speakerss

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  1. Ramone

    Ramone Auditioning

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    I recently had the opportunity to pick up a used Classe SSP75 and a few new Musical Fidelity M250 monoblocks. Now it's time for new speakers.

    Just curious if any of you have either of these components and what speakers you might be using. I've got about $5,000 to spend.
     
  2. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    Klipsch RF7's for the from ($750 for each), and a Klipsch RC7, can't get much better than that... especially for movies. Nice brighter speakers and they still give you the thumping bass, can't beat that really I think.

    there are also alot of others out there.
     
  3. Doug_B

    Doug_B Screenwriter

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    Assuming that this amount of money means that you have an interest in music, and you have the space (height and width), you may want to give a listen to Magnepan 3.6's.

    Doug
     
  4. Rich X

    Rich X Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't have any experience with those amps, but I think one of the best speaker set-ups for that kind of money is the Revel F-30 with the c-30 center. I did some listening to them (the f-30's) pair with Classe CAM-350 monoblocks--Awesome.

    I personnally have Aerial 7B's with the CC3B center and SR3 Surrounds driven with a Classe CA-201 for the front L/R and a B&K Ref 7250 for the center, surrounds, and rears. If you can find them used on audiogon you could probably get into that price range for the front three as well.

    I spent a long time comparing the Aerials to the Revels. It was a very tough call.
     
  5. Greg_R

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    Ramone,

    You need to decide what 'sound' you are looking (listening) for (dipole, bipole, direct radiator, ribbon drivers, electrostatic panel, etc., etc.).

    If I was going to spend $5k on a commercial speaker then I would listen to Vandersteen and VMPS...
     
  6. John A. Casler

    John A. Casler Second Unit

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    I'm with Greg.

    I'm a V speaker supporter

    Von Schweikert, Vandersteen, or VMPS.

    I have a client out east, and I just sent a 3 speaker VMPS package just like that, to Rhode Island (how close are you to RI?[​IMG]) consisting of a pair of VMPS RM40s and the new Large Ribbon Center. The delivered price was well within your budget.

    While you hear this said often, I have to say it would be hard to match at twice the price.
     
  7. MikeJof

    MikeJof Auditioning

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    B&W Nautilus 803's used for 3500
    B&W Nautilus HTM1 used for 1200

    Classe' matches B&W VERY well.
     
  8. Rich X

    Rich X Stunt Coordinator

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  9. Ramone

    Ramone Auditioning

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    Thanks for all of your responses. Very helpful!
     
  10. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    klipsch on musical fidelity and classe? cmon....

    Lots of good suggestions, also try out dynaudios... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Alex F.

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    If your loudspeaker preference tends to the slightly warm side of neutral, as does mine, look into (in no particular order) Vandersteen, Polk LSi, Sonus-Faber (except, perhaps, Grand Piano Home), and Vienna Acoustics, among others.

    Happy listening!
     

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