what stereo speakers between $800-$1000?

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  1. AdrianM

    AdrianM Auditioning

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    I'm looking for a pair of stereo speakers that later I can complement with a complete HT speakers set. I still don't have an AV receiver but will probably buy it at the same time (already left a post in the Receivers forum). My budget is between $800-$1000 for the pair of speakers. Thanks.
     
  2. Mark Austin

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    What would you be powering them with? What do you like most in a speaker? What types of music do you listen to? How loud do you listen?
     
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    Answer Mark's questions and you narrow your field to a managable size.
     
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    $800 - $1K is a nice budget for a set of speakers. Look at Paradigm Studio 40s, B&W DM 603 s2, Dynaudio Audience 52, nOrh SM 6.9 or marble 4.0, AV Reality AVinci Three, DIY ACI Jaguar, and Swan Diva 5.1.
     
  7. John A. Casler

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    Adrian,
    If you are looking for the best "bang for the buck", you can find the VMPS Ribbon Monitor RM-1 in the "upper" price range you mentioned. (list is $1580 pr)
    http://www.vmpsaudio.com/rmonpic.htm
    http://www.ozonik.com/vmps/e/p-rm.htm
    Its bigger brother RM-40 won "Best of Show" at the CES in Jan.
    These things are great for music and just as good for HT.
    I've seen them for slightly more (change) than "one large" ($1000)
    Depending on the sound you like and the amp you are using they are on the edge of unbeatable.
    Ribbon Monitor One
    Bass: dual 8" solid graphite cone, 10" slot-loaded PR
    Midrange: 8" ribbon with 166Hz (-3dB) cutoff
    Treble: spiral ribbon tweeter, 10kHz to 30kHz -3dB
    Impedance & Sensitivity: 4 Ohms/89dB/1W/1m
    Power handling: 200W rms into 4 Ohms, 20W min.
    Dimensions & Weight: 39Hx12Wx16D", 102 lbs.
    John Casler
     

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