The best pair of speakers below US$600.00

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  1. Elmer_Guzman

    Elmer_Guzman Auditioning

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    Dear All,

    In your opinion, which is the best pair of floorstanding speakers below US$600.00?

    Please reply on this thread to help me decide what to buy. No consideration to outside factors, just price & performance.

    Thanks,
    Elmer
     
  2. AlanZ

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    That's a no-brainer for me....Magnepan MMGs.
     
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    Elmer_Guzman Auditioning

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    What "outside factors" are we not allowed to consider? Listening level? Room size? Is asking about a subwoofer ok?

    ANSWER: YES...
     
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    I've heard bigger maggies, but not the MMG. Maggies have a clear, airy, transparent sound. Very accurate. I've not heard a person who got the maggie MMG's shipped to them for around 500 be dissapointed. That being said, budget for a good sub. They supossedly need help in the low end even for music, much less home theater applications. Of course, a good quality sub to match the overall quality of the maggies would be in order.
     
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    IMO, the best sound for your money is with used speakers. For example for $600 or less you can easily pick up a pair of KEF 104.2 which, to my ears, have better sound than any comparabley priced new speakers.

    tom
     
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    "No outside considerations" - so it's OK to recommend a speaker that requires a healthy amplifier? Great speakers, but the MMGs need more than the typical BestBuy 7.1 AV receiver can deliver.

    Honestly, I don't think this is a question that can be answered by anyone other than you. There is just so much personal preference in selecting speakers - no way you would ever get a consensus on the "best".
     
  7. AlanZ

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    Yep, the MMGs need a good, clean 100wpc from an amp/receiver that is stable into 4ohms. And you definitely need a sub if you're going to take them into HT land. For five bills, though, pretty hard to not have these on your short list. They aren't head-banging SPL machines though, so if that's your thing then I'd steer clear of them.

    There are lots of good speakers for $600, though.
     
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    Rocket 550 MKII B-Stock. $549
     
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    Apparently the guy has decided on Def Tech according to his later post on $300 receivers. Unless we hear different I think this is a done deal.
     
  10. Elmer_Guzman

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    What do you think of the Def Tech BP6? Not yet totally decided, just considered them..but i thought I should consult first with you guys.
     

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