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post #226 of 286
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Can anyone think of a pair of used speakers that I should look up that would be better than these two options? I feel like I'd get more use of my money buying them used...saving me money and also saving the future money for when I want to sell these--little loss.


Do you already have an amp and preamp or receiver/integrated for these speakers?

 

If not I'd maybe look into something like these:

 

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-mackie-hr624-great-sound-great-condition-2014-02-02-speakers-15044-gibsonia-pa

 

Otherwise, if you're set on passive bookshelf speakers, I'd look at these:

 

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-vienna-acoustics-haydn-beech-2014-02-05-speakers-18444-moscow-pa

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-focal-chorus-706-speakers-2014-02-04-speakers-96746-kapaa-hi

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-sonus-faber-concerto-home-piano-black-lacquer-bi-wire-posts-2014-01-31-speakers-95110

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-kef-uniq-15-2-bookshelf-monitors-2014-01-22-speakers-92672-san-clemente-ca

 

I also like those Focal speakers, but generally used bookshelf speakers provide the best bang for your buck that you can find.

post #227 of 286
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If I can't fit them in this room that I am in, I have a bigger room that I can move into in this home that should have more than enough space. Prob big enough for maggies too.

It's not just room size, but they need a lot of openess for the bipolar design to work correctly. For instance, I have a big living room, but I would not be able to accommodate all the space they need. Just be sure before you buy smily_headphones1.gif
post #228 of 286
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Do you already have an amp and preamp or receiver/integrated for these speakers?

 

If not I'd maybe look into something like these:

 

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-mackie-hr624-great-sound-great-condition-2014-02-02-speakers-15044-gibsonia-pa

 

Otherwise, if you're set on passive bookshelf speakers, I'd look at these:

 

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-vienna-acoustics-haydn-beech-2014-02-05-speakers-18444-moscow-pa

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-focal-chorus-706-speakers-2014-02-04-speakers-96746-kapaa-hi

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-sonus-faber-concerto-home-piano-black-lacquer-bi-wire-posts-2014-01-31-speakers-95110

http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-kef-uniq-15-2-bookshelf-monitors-2014-01-22-speakers-92672-san-clemente-ca

 

I also like those Focal speakers, but generally used bookshelf speakers provide the best bang for your buck that you can find.


Thanks for the recommendations. I really wish I could get a direct comparison of the Arx A1b to all of these lol, really would help me decide :/

 

I'm really diggin the Focal look :P These might (Really big might) be out of my budget, unless I wait about a month in which they might be within my budget.

 

Also, if you didn't see in my signature, I have the Emotiva mini-x a-100 that I will use for the speakers.

 

Martin Logan is so sexy :3 http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-martin-logan-lx-16-dark-cherry-2014-02-09-speakers-59937

 

Is this a good deal? http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-focal-chorus-705-2014-02-07-speakers-45429

 

Should I take a look at Bowers and Wilkins? Do they have any well competing speakers at this price point?


Edited by Nimzerz - 2/10/14 at 11:37am
post #229 of 286

I have no experience with the ARX speakers, although they appear to have a very low price for what they're offereing.

 

If you really don't know what you like, I would suggest going to a couple of local hi-fi stores with some of your favorite music (and even bring your amp along with you) and just listen.


Metal tweeters typically sound slightly different than silk tweeters, that sound different from planars and ribbons, etc.

 

People tend to offer suggestions based on what suits their preferences, or based on what they themselves own (positively reinforcing their purchase).

 

I'd find out what I like first, then go from there.


Edited by nick v - 2/10/14 at 12:37pm
post #230 of 286

What do you guys think would better suit my needs, Audioengine A5+ or JBL LSR305?

I will be connecting them to my computer and maybe later on buying a DAC. Not sure if Schiit Modi will work with them well.

It will be for music listening and watching movies/tv shows.

 

Seems like Audioengine's are little bit better looking, have remote, and easier to connect to DAC (if using computer), while JBL's offer better sound? (based on reviews). I am new to this and wanted to upgrade my old PC speakers.

 

Thanks.

post #231 of 286
Well, for the price of the A5+, you can get the DAC you want and the LSR305s. The LSR 305s are currently on sale at Sweetwater, buy one, get one half off.

The thing is that the A5+ don't have a headphone amp. So if you are into headphones, you could get a combined DAC/headphone amp and the LSR 305s. smily_headphones1.gif
post #232 of 286

That's the reason why I considered LSR 305, as they are on sale at sweetwater, $224 shipped, compare to A5+ $314 shipped.

 

Do JBL's produce more base than A5+?

What DAC would you recommend for JBL's?

 

I was going to buy Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm and Schiit Magni, but now I am not sure if I want speakers instead, as I use speakers more than headphones.

post #233 of 286
Should I even consider the jbl? I feel like half of the price is the amp tho...
post #234 of 286
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Should I even consider the jbl? I feel like half of the price is the amp tho...

Get the Focal, ARX, or Ascends 

post #235 of 286
Ok, then it remains a battle between the focal and arx. Anyone know the differences between them?
post #236 of 286
Idk why but I keep imagining the arx sounding very similar to the he500. Great bass, smooth mids, and extended yet laid back treble. It's what's got me to somewhat not want to part with buying it but the thing holding me back is of course that it's brand new and I'd be losing $$ selling it in the future.
post #237 of 286

Nevermind...


Edited by Nimzerz - 2/11/14 at 12:42pm
post #238 of 286

Gonna throw another one in the mix, Mordaunt Short Aviano 2. http://www.amazon.com/Mordaunt-Short-Aviano-Speakers-Black/dp/B003J1ORNS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_50

 

and these  http://www.amazon.com/Wharfedale-DIA101-ROS-WHARFEDALE-DIAMOND-ROSEWOOD/dp/B0079XG4TW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3

 

I have a set of the Aviano 2 and love them. At that price I'm thinking about buying another set 

post #239 of 286

Eh, I still think the Arx would be a better choice :P I have high hopes for that one :)

post #240 of 286
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Eh, I still think the Arx would be a better choice :P I have high hopes for that one :)

 

theres a review/comparison of the arx, cbm-170, and wharfedales on the avs forum speaker section

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