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Looking to Upgrade my Passive Speakers

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

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.

post #2 of 10

Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE (~$380/pair)

 

I've heard nothing but good things about them.  

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Anything else...

post #4 of 10

Take a look at the Klipsch RB-51's.

 

Why not consider the Polk's though? My Monitor 30's sound awesome and there are definitely better options offered by Polk. There LSi and RTI series are said to be very impressive.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Because I'm not a fan of Polk's under the RTi series. I'm not really a Klipsch fan either though I've never heard those Klipsch in particular.

 

I'm also not looking for a side-grade, I'm looking for a substantial upgrade, but I'm finding it difficult to put my finger on it.

post #6 of 10

Here's another thought .. 

 

If you're already happy with the sound of the Infinity speakers why not buy the subwoofer first, integrate that into your system and then see if you even need to upgrade the bookshelves?

 

Adding a subwoofer to my speakers did just the same thing for myself.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm assuming the problem is no one knows what's better than the P153's definitively but under 500.

post #8 of 10

How is anything definitive by individual tastes?

 

If someone has the choice between a dry aged porterhouse steak and a chopped beef sandwich but they prefer the taste of the chopped beef, is the porterhouse actually better? Not to them.

 

A lot of internet direct companies offer 30 day auditions and a few companies offer free shipping both ways.  You could order a few pairs of speakers, set them up in your listening area and test them against each other.  All you'd be out is the return shipping on whichever ones you decide to send back.

post #9 of 10

you may want to sy what country you are in btw, that makes a big dif when looking at speakers

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

USA..

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