Bookshelf for $500-$700: Help please

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  1. Michael R.

    Michael R. Auditioning

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    I am looking for a bookshelf system for my living room.

    I want to keep the price at around $500-$700.

    It is not a huge room and I would like bookshelf speakers because of their ability to remain tastefully out of the way.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should be looking?

    We listen to blues, jazz (New Orleans style) and generally anything but heavy rock.

    I was looking at the B&W line in that range and the Polk line in that range this weekend.

    Thanks in advance for the pointers,

    Mike R.
     
  2. Nhan_H

    Nhan_H Second Unit

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    How many speakers does a "system" make up? Do you need a sub, as well?
     
  3. Michael R.

    Michael R. Auditioning

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    Sorry...

    2 speakers only, no sub.

    I am running them from a dual amplifier Yahama unit on the second floor.

    Mike R.
     
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    Mike: I sent you a PM
     
  5. Nhan_H

    Nhan_H Second Unit

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    The Onix Ref1s (in birdseye maple) go for $1500 new. This guy's selling it used for $660 plus shipping:

    http://av123forum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12043

    In rosewood ($1200 new) this person's selling it for $525:

    http://av123forum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11139

    Onix Rocket RS250 ($599):

    http://www.av123.com/products_produc...rs&product=2.1

    Ascend Acoustics CMT-340 ($548). However, you might want to wait for their new SE series (I don't know the exact pricing on them):

    http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages...m/cmt340m.html
     

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