Recommendations for musical bookshelfs under $300

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  1. Boka

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    The subject just about says it all. I'm look for ideas as to what a good pair of bookshelf speakers would be for listening to music. Must be under $300/pair. The music isn't going to be played super loud and I'm not a bass freak. I'm more interested in beautiful sound.

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  2. Boka

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    The subject just about says it all. I'm look for ideas as to what a good pair of bookshelf speakers would be for listening to music. Must be under $300/pair. The music isn't going to be played super loud and I'm not a bass freak. I'm more interested in beautiful sound.

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    There are many options to choose from but I would start with the Energy Connoissuer c-1's. I had a pair and they sounded better than a set of floorstanding speakers (except for the bass output) I had costing 4 times as much.
     
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    There are many options to choose from but I would start with the Energy Connoissuer c-1's. I had a pair and they sounded better than a set of floorstanding speakers (except for the bass output) I had costing 4 times as much.
     
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    Athena B2, based on experience with the B1 / HK AVR110.

    Would leave $$ for stands / wire.

    Good luck!
     
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    Athena B2, based on experience with the B1 / HK AVR110.

    Would leave $$ for stands / wire.

    Good luck!
     
  7. keir

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    axiom speakers are very neutral and sound very nice for music or anything else. m2i's go for $255 per pair. i think the m3ti's are a bit over 300 but will give better bass response without a subwoofer. energy is another canadian company known for neutral good speakers.
     
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    axiom speakers are very neutral and sound very nice for music or anything else. m2i's go for $255 per pair. i think the m3ti's are a bit over 300 but will give better bass response without a subwoofer. energy is another canadian company known for neutral good speakers.
     
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    try to check out Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 1. Very fine little speaker for the price.
     
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    try to check out Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 1. Very fine little speaker for the price.
     
  13. JamesCB

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    Since we're throwing around names...

    How about Phase Technology? Don't hear too much about this brand. All their lines are very musical. Very detailed, without being bright or harsh. Site: Phase Technology The bookshelves in the Teatro or Velocity line are less than $300/pr. The PC Series start at about $480/pr.

    I like to add a little background on Phase Tech(PT). PT is the brand name of United Speaker Systems. They have been producing drivers for well known companies, like Electro-Voice and McIntosh, since 1954. The president, Bill Hecth, holds the patent on several revolutionary designs such as the soft-dome tweeter and self-damping voice coil woofer. All of their speakers are designed and manufactured (including cabinets, drivers, and crossovers) in their Jacksonville, Florida factory.

    Good luck hunting,
    James
     
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    Since we're throwing around names...

    How about Phase Technology? Don't hear too much about this brand. All their lines are very musical. Very detailed, without being bright or harsh. Site: Phase Technology The bookshelves in the Teatro or Velocity line are less than $300/pr. The PC Series start at about $480/pr.

    I like to add a little background on Phase Tech(PT). PT is the brand name of United Speaker Systems. They have been producing drivers for well known companies, like Electro-Voice and McIntosh, since 1954. The president, Bill Hecth, holds the patent on several revolutionary designs such as the soft-dome tweeter and self-damping voice coil woofer. All of their speakers are designed and manufactured (including cabinets, drivers, and crossovers) in their Jacksonville, Florida factory.

    Good luck hunting,
    James
     
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    Swan 2.1s BC
     
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    Swan 2.1s BC
     
  17. Alan Wise

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    Boka,
    I think we have neglected to ask you a very basic question: What equipment will be driving these speakers? All that were listed earlier may have varying degrees of sound quality depending on whether you have a Yamaha, Denon, Sony, H/K, Onkyo, etc....., receiver.
    Also, do you have a separate subwoofer?

    Let us know so you can get the most from this forum.

    Best Regards, Al. Wise
     
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    Boka,
    I think we have neglected to ask you a very basic question: What equipment will be driving these speakers? All that were listed earlier may have varying degrees of sound quality depending on whether you have a Yamaha, Denon, Sony, H/K, Onkyo, etc....., receiver.
    Also, do you have a separate subwoofer?

    Let us know so you can get the most from this forum.

    Best Regards, Al. Wise
     
  19. Boka

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    These will be my "B" speakers off of a Denon AVR-1802. They will be in a different room from the main speakers and there will be no sub.
     
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    These will be my "B" speakers off of a Denon AVR-1802. They will be in a different room from the main speakers and there will be no sub.
     

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