Ned a list of worthy floorstanders in the $1500 and below range...

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  1. ArthurJ

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    I'm looking to audition floorstanders in the $1500 Canadian range (or lower) So far I have...

    Paradigm Studio 60 V.3
    Axiom M60Ti


    Any more suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    Boston Acoustics VR-1, VR-2 and VR-3 speakers.
     
  3. Paul Chalk

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    Totem Acoustic Sttaf
    JMlab Chorus 716 S
    B&W 603 S3
    Energy Connoisseur C-9
    Monitor Audio Silver S6
    Dahlquist QX9
    Klipsch RF-35
     
  4. ArthurJ

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    Thanks so far to those who replied [​IMG]
     
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    Wharfedale EVO 30
     
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    PSB Stratus Silveri
     
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    I second the psb's either set of stratus speakers, B&W has a set or two, that rock...not sure if they are in that price range....
     
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    Bose 601's.

    Opps, I mean The Klipsch RF-35's or the Paradigm 60's.
     
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    My vote goes for the 60's or the psb silvers i recently had a chance to listen to them at my boss's housewith some crazy moon amp that was very nice
     
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    Swan's Diva 6.1 and 5.2
    Rocket 750
    Klipsch RF7
    Martin Logan Mosaic
    Mirage Omni 9B
    Vienna Accoustic Bach

    All have very different sounds, different strokes for different folks [​IMG]
     
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    Guess i missed the "$1500 Canadian" part. Regardless, The Swan's Diva 5.2 would be my choice and would come in well under $1500 Canadian, especially in the less expensive black cherry finish (if The Audio Insiders ship to canada).

    The Klipsch RF5 and RF3 are probably available for well under $1500 canadian and are big hitters if you like that sound.

    Rocket 550s would be under the mark if AV123 ships to canada.

    The other three were right at the $1500 mark US, so I don't think they offer anything cheaper, and wouldn't really expect them to.

    Good luck w/ your search and listen to as many different speakers and distinct speaker sounds as you can to find what you like best. Being from up north you already have a disposition to Paradigm and Encore, and they have some great speakers, but don't limit yourself to those "traditionaly canadian" sounds if they leave something to be desired. Find a sound you like then hit us here at the HTF up again and we can probably offer alot of other speakers that have a similar sound that you may not have tried yet.

    Have fun [​IMG]
     
  13. ArthurJ

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    Wow, thanks guys...didnt expect this many replys..thanks again!
     
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    I love my axiom m60's. I just received them last week, and all I do when I get home is listen to music. Even albums that I had grown bored of now have new life. These speakers sound so clear, but that is only the beginning. The soundstage is huge! I often can't believe that my center and even my surrounds aren't on while I listen to these. I can clearly follow every instrument and the vocals are also so seperate I find myself understanding lyrics where before I couldn't tell what they were.

    On the flip side, I haven't heard most of these other suggestions, so take my opinion for what it's worth.

    Good luck!
     
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    My vote goes to the entire Klipsch Reference series. Even there bookshelves are just awesome. Take a look. If you went just bookshelves i'm sure you could get a full surround package for $1500 or so, unless you just want two channel stereo.

    If you can get the Klipsch RF-7's for under $1500 then you are the man because those speakers are just awesome and they require so little power to be driven.
     
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    With all these recommendations, you've got your work set out for you.

    Now go out and audition. And fell free to tell us what you decide in the end. [​IMG]
     
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    Get ye some used NHT 2.5i and save some jack in the process.
     
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