Would ya help me find my new set of speakers?

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  1. RichardG

    RichardG Auditioning

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    Hello everybody,

    I have been a frequent reader on this forum for many months but have not posted as of yet. I am a college student and bought an AT system 170 as my first system. I have been happy with it but I am now graduating college and would like to upgrade to a speaker system that I would enjoy for many years and has more punch. Let me tell you what my requirements are and have fun suggesting speakers that will satisty.

    1. I would like for the system to be mainly for home theater but be a good music system as well

    2. I would prefer the speaker system to be able to handle a 80hz crossover with ease, that is I don't want them to be rated right at 80hz. Does not have to be THX certified but would like all the speakers to be Timbre matched.

    3. I need dipole surrounds.

    4. The center speaker should allow you to tilt the angle by design. (I wouldn't mind buying a 3rd party device that lets you do this but I don't want to rig it myself. I like the professional look. If there is a 3rd party device please let me know who makes it.)

    5. I would like the speaker to look nice, eg B&W's CM Series

    6. I would like the speaker to sound neutral - that is, not influenced too much by factors such as room shape, (good) reciever model, or other factors.

    7. My max budget max is $4,000 but would prefer a better "bang for you buck" deal.

    Some speakers that look like they would fit the bill are the following

    Klipsch Reference Series

    B&W's CM Series

    M&K's S-125 System or System 750

    Atlantic Technologies System 270

    Please let me know what you guys/girls think about these systems and please feel free to suggest any others. Thank all of you for any help.
     
  2. Robert Ma

    Robert Ma Second Unit

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    Have you considered Paradigm?
     
  3. Sean D

    Sean D Stunt Coordinator

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    You might want to check out the Swan Divas as well.
    Very nice looking speakers that are supposed to sound really good for the money. Hopefully I will get mine next week.
    Some Diva info
    My 2 cents
     
  4. Russell _T

    Russell _T Supporting Actor

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    I've owned the Divas for about 9 months now and they get my vote.

    Russ
     
  5. itai

    itai Stunt Coordinator

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    richard, paradigm's studio line is both sonicly exelent, and of good value. you might want to audition them.

    mains: studio 100 for full range, no excuses top of line.

    center: CC, 3 driver, no tilt but a great no strain center.

    surrounds, sides and backs:ADP's dipoles and or 20's monopoles.

    its hard to find a match for studios at their price tags.

    keep in mind the need for decent amplification.

    cheers.
     
  6. RichardG

    RichardG Auditioning

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far! I am really intrigued by the swan divas. I am gonna do some more research on those. really cool stuff!
     

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