Speaker upgrade suggestions needed

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Kevin Lundberg, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Kevin Lundberg

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    My B&W speakers are pulling down the quality of my system. Suggestions on higher quality replacements?

    The following is my current setup.

    Speakers:
    SVS PB2+ Sub
    Thiel CS 3.5 main fronts - 2 each - 4 ohm
    B&W CC6 S2 front centers - 2 each - 8 ohm
    B&W DM602 S2 floor rears - 2 each - 8 ohm
    B&W CDS6 S2 ceiling rears - 2 each - 8 ohm

    Components:
    Anthem AVM-20 Series II Digital Processor
    Anthem MCA-5 Series II Amplifier - 200 watts per channel
    Anthem MCA-3 Series II Amplifier - 200 watts per channel
    Pioneer DV45-A DVD Player
    Better cables – balanced interconnects, sub cable & DVD optical
    Speaker cables – M1’s for mains and Audioquest Type 4 to all B&W speakers
     
  2. Steve Adams

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    Try to get a matched set of what ever you get...what is your price range?
     
  3. Kevin Lundberg

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    $1500 for lightly used. More or less, what ever it takes to match my setup.
     
  4. Kevin Lundberg

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    I've been checking out Paradigm on the web. I've never auditioned Paradigm. Would they be a night and day difference over my B&W's?

    My Thiel's are 15 years old but sound a ton better than my B&W's. Keep the Thiel's or let them go?

    By selling off my beamers I could spend $2500 on new speakers. If I sell off the Thiel's also I could go $3300
     
  5. Philip>L

    Philip>L Stunt Coordinator

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    I would keep the Thiels and look for some used Thiels to replace them. Maybe a 1.5 or 1.6 in the back. They do make a "home theater" speaker that you could use in the rear or center position as well.
     

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