Recommendations for $600 (per pair) front speakers

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  1. Shane Morales

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    [nevermind, just noticed there's another post almost exactly like mine]

    Primarily for music. I want something with a warm sound.
    Also used for movies, but with just the two speakers (for now)
    Nothing fancy - these are for my parents; they're not much into electronics.
    Preferably with cherry veneer.
    Will be paired with a Denon-1803 and Pioneer Elite 5-Disc DVD Changer

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kevin Day

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    Just in case anyone else comes in, I'll post a link to my thread: Go here
     
  3. NickC

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    B&W 602 Series 3....
     
  4. sheldon M.

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    Check these out-http://www.goodsound.com/equipment/athena_asf2.htm

    Haven't heard them myself but the reviews are great and they are exactly $600
     
  5. Jeffrey_B

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    Pair of Polk LSi9's. They list for over $1000 but can be had on-line for about $600 a pair. Comes in ebony or cherry. Sounds warm, great bass from a small book shelf size speaker. Chack out Polk's web site for more info. I have the 9's, C, and FX's and will be buying the 15's (floor standers). JEFF
     
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    Energy C7s?
     
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    I have the polk lsi 9's. You will need a lot of power to drive these speakers. I'm running mine w/ a sr600, and it is simply not enough power for the Lsi's. Also the Lsi's are rated at 4ohms.
     
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    Wharfedale Evo's. Give them a listen. They are warm (not too warm) and an excellent value.

    If you can find a dealer near you, they are worth the drive to check them out.

    They do come in a real wood veneer similar to cherry (rosewood).
     
  11. Lee-M

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    Used Klipsch. You can get a pair of Heresy's or Fortes on ebay for between $600 and $750, and will be hard pressed to find anything for that price that sounds better.
     
  12. Mark Dickerson

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    Given the following info:

    1. They are for your parents;

    2. They are primarily for music;

    3. They are connected to a Denon 1803 (amp is a bit dry);

    4. You would prefer a cherry veneer finish; and,

    5. You have a budget of $600 or less;

    I would recommend you go to Audio Advisor (www.audioadvisor.com) and get some of the Mirage speakers they are closing out. The FRx-3 is being sold for $199/pair (normally $350/pr.) and it has a very nice liquid sound that really comes alive when playing music and also will balance out your Denon receiver (won't be quite so clinical sounding). And it comes in a a nice Cherry finish your parents will like.
     
  13. paulBAW

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    Polk Audio LSi9's are by far the best speaker listed thus far, only I don't think a Denon could run the 4ohm load...There have been threads about Denon's having troubles with 4ohm loads. And the LSi's are very hungry. They weight in at 32lbs a speaker. But that Vifo tweeter...ewwwww ahhhhh
     
  14. Jeffrey_B

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    I have a Sony ES30 receiver running my LSi9, LSiC, and LSiFX with no problems. JEFF
     

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