$800 floor standers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nick L, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Nick L

    Nick L Second Unit

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    Hi all. I am looking for a good set of floor standing speakers in the $800 range. I currently have BA VRM50's and will switch them to rear use when I get floor standers. I like to BA sound, in perticulare the VRM series. I don't like Klipsch or any horn loaded speakers and Paradigm is not for me either. Becuase of a relative I can buy VRM-80's for around $800 and am trying to compare them to the competition in the $800 range. My current list of speakers to audition is B&W's, NHT's, Dunlavy(hopefully), and JM Lab. If you know of any speakers you think deserve a listen at this price point please point them out. I'd love to hear from all of you on your thoughts.

    Thanks

    Nick L
     
  2. Bry_DD

    Bry_DD Second Unit

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    how bout Axiom's M60ti? I have them and i'm very happy iwth them.
     
  3. Kevin T

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    i'll put in a nod for the mirage frx-7. i currently use these speakers but i intend to upgrade to thiel cs2.3's one of these days. hell, by the time i pull the trigger, it'll probably be cs2.4's [​IMG]
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  4. Evan M.

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    Nick, i too love the Boston sound, that is all I own. The vrm50's that you have retail for 1000$ they will make darn good surrounds. Most people i know use them for their mains and love them. If you can get the vrm80's for 800$ I would jump all over that deal. considering the msrp is $2000 you are getting the deal of a lifetime!! They are beautiful speakers and sound even better. they have the Lynfield tweeter plus two 5 1/4" drivers. the wood finish you can get with them is gorgeous as well. Couple those speakers with a good sub and you will have one hell of a system. plus they will match perfectly with you surrounds because the 50's have the same tweeter and i think the same driver. All you will need is a vrmc center to complete the package [​IMG]. Good luck, let us know what you decide.
     
  5. Aaron H

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    I'd say, with the deal you are getting on those speakers, the fact that you like the BA sound, and for the fact that you'll have matched speakers all the way around, I think you know the answer as to which speakers to get. [​IMG]
    Aaron
     

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