- Apr 11, 2004
Ok I am thinking somewhat far ahead here and by the time I am able/ready to buy new speakers companies may have new model out and such. But anyway I later this year I am going to start the process of listening to speakers. My usage is around 50/50 for music/HT and I will be looking to purchase new fronts, surrounds and a center and I am thinking the budget will be set at around $1,000 (give or take a bit) total for all of them. I already have an HSU STF-2 which I am very happy with, so I don’t need to worry about the sub. Now I know that speakers are very subjective and that I really need to hear them for myself and decide what I like by myself. But I have heard nothing but good things about Axiom and their speakers, and I could get M22ti’s for fronts, QS4’s for surrounds and the VP100 for a center all for just under $1,000. As of now this is my top choice, but the only problem is that I really have no way of listening too them. I already have a good idea of what other speaker companies I am interested in, but I am not as familiar with their models and do not know what I could get with a grand, so recommendations on specific speakers brands/models are welcome. Another question regarding the Axioms, what brand receiver would be a good “match” for them? I will probably be purchasing a Denon, Onkyo or Yamaha receiver sometime this summer. And finally for the record I am currently using some older Advents (which I do like) for fronts, cheap floor standing Sony’s for surrounds and no center speaker. I really like the Advents and will be hanging on to them even if I upgrade, but I feel that they are lacking midrange, probably due to the fact that there is no midrange driver, just a tweeter and a woofer. Anyway any opinions are welcome!