Right now I'm using Infinity Primus P153s. I'm happy with the sound, but already have the upgrade itch. I'm looking for a substantial improvement for my upgrade. I'm using a Denon AVR-1912 to power my speakers. I'm not interested in active speakers. I'm not interested in Swans, Audio Engine and most Polk or M-Audio Speakers. While I think the BX52A's are nice speakers, I'm looking for an upgrade to my P153s.
Also looking for threads with lots of options in price ranged brackets. I know I saw a list at one point, but can't find it anymore.
My budget is about 500 dollars for both speakers. I got the P153s for 100 bucks.
Looking for speakers with enough mid bass to be enjoyable, but this will ultimately be combined with an HSU VTF-2.
So let's hear it. What are we looking at as far as being a substantial upgrade from the P153s? Also they're for near-field listening and I don't want them to be much larger than the P153s.
Doubt my music tastes have anything to do with it, but I listen to music literally all across the board. Jazz, Classical, Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, Gothic Metal, Dubstep.
My top favorite artists are Rammstein, Lacuna Coil, Deftones, Yoko Kanno, Hans Zimmer, Muse, Opeth, Within Temptation, Nightwish with Tarja and Ayreon.
Hmm..Looking for detail, clarity, but don't want them to be analytical. I want them to be musical.
Female vocals are very important. Orchestral music including string instruments are very important. Piano is very important. Nice sounding guitars with some weight to their chords are very important.
So..not sure if I'm missing anything of importance. Let's hear what you have to offer.