setting up 2 channel audio system-floor stand or bookshelf ?

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  1. Scot Pritchard

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    I am setting up a 2channel system and was wandering should i go with floorstanders or really good bookshelfs some suggestion would help
     
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    2ch, music only, my choice would be good floorstanders, no sub.

    What will you be powering them with and what price range?
     
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    What kind of price range are you looking at? How much does deep bass matter to you?
     
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    i just picked up a rotel 1050 stereo reciever. I still have paradigm v1 studio 80 should i use them or go for something new. i was looking at b&w 704s.Is there anything which isnt in that price range thats good. really deep bass is not that important but i still want good foundation of bass.
     
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    I recommend you consider the GR Research A/V-3 towers. I have the A/V-2s, and they are very impressive for their price.
     
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    what about totem floorstanding speakers
     
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    I was looking to spend between 500 and 1000 dollars or so. im not sure how much the totems are
     
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    For that price, I would say you won't see a dramatic difference over the 80s, unless you are not happy with them. Maybe check audiogon for some CDM-7NTs?
     
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    what would be a nice step up from the 80s.I have a full suite of nautilis speakers in the home theater 804s htmlcenter and surrounds my question is should i move the 804s to the stereo setup. what would i replace the fronts of the home theater with.
     
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    I feel the 7NTs will be a step up. The GRs I listed would be a definite step up, but they are more than $1K without shipping. I have not heard the Totems, but I'd expect they would as well, based on reviews.

    804s would make great mains in a 2ch system, but replacing them would be even more expensive.

    There are a few pairs of 7NTs on Audiogon for $1K-$1200 right now.

    If quality matters more than bass, then you might take a look at bookshelf speakers such as the GR A/V-2s (ask them about shipping you a demo pair), or some used 805s.
     
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    thaks for the help john i think ill stick with studio 80s for now and decide latter on. they should do a good job for now.
     
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    For $995 retail you could get the Von Schweikert VR-1. It's a bookshelf with a very nice midrange and good bass for a two-way bookshelf speaker.
     
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    i have the studio 80s set up and they still sound pretty good. would i get better performance from nautilis 805s compared to the studio 80s
     
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    Yes.
     

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