Help, Need the Best Speaker for music under $500.00 pair

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  1. Tim_

    Tim_ Stunt Coordinator

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    I been shopping around for a pair of 2 channel music speaker that would give me what I'm looking for from my 30 year old JBL. I needed something elegant looking, rich/warm mid for vocal and crystal clear high for Piano and a punchy bass for listening to R&Bs. What are my choices? Thanks. My receiver is arriving this week a Yamaha RXV660 but I still don't have a speaker yet. So far the only 3 speaker I listen to that I kind of like are in $800 range. Monitor audio radius 270, Mortin Logan Montage, Definitive technology BP7004.
     
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    The PSB Image B25 might be worth looking at. The measurements don't indicate much punch though. Paradigm seems to almost always use an underdamped alignment, so the Monitor 3 v.4 at $480 may give you the punch you want.

    Hope that helps somewhat.
     
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    I'm using these guys in my bedroom and I've been pretty happy with them. Decent bass (would recommend a sub if you want a lot of bass), great for jazz and vocals, but equally at home with rock and techno. Extremely clear, and they are on sale too at www.ac4l.com with the coupon code: APRIL20, and will also be eligible for free UPS ground. The cherry looks better than the black, IMO.

    There are also these:

    Axiom M22Ti.

    The Ascend CBM-170, or the CMT-340 (which are $550).

    The NHT SB2
     
  4. Leigh_M

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    I would take a look at the Energy C-3. Very nice and currently at 50% of at Goodguys ($250). My wife is a music teacher and just picked up a pair of these for her music room.
     
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    Give the Paradigm Studio 20's a listen.
     
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    oops
     
  7. Tim_

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    Thanks for all the advise here. I wend down to a not so local PSB authorized dealer 85 miles away from me for a good listen and ended up spending way more money that I intended to but I got my self a pair of MB Quart QLS-830 which is something I really really wanted. After hearing NHT, PSB, Waferdale and MB Quart back and force in the show room. It just so obvious to my ear that MB Quart QLS-830 is way superior then every single one of them I had heard for the pass 3 weeks of speaker shopping. So, I let my heart does that shopping instead of my brain.
     

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