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Re: speakers sub 1k
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 08:21:20 AM »
Like a lot of other posts have mentioned, audiogon is definitely a good route.  I picked up my Rega RS5's for a grand which is a steal in my opinion.  They sound great with a sub for 2.1 and especially sound fantastic with the right material in 5.1.
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Re: speakers sub 1k
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2013, 10:24:58 AM »


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Have you heard them Noah? I respect Bruce Thigpen's engineering creds and am curious.

I own them!

I found a pair used on audiogon for about $650. For that price, I don't think they can be beat.

They basically sound like big planar speakers in a more normal size. They image very well.

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Re: speakers sub 1k
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 11:31:30 AM »
I'll second the nod for PSB speakers.  I own some original Alpha's and Century 300i's (both bookshelf speakers) and am currently running some T-45 towers.  The 300's and T-45's I picked up used off ebay and craigslist at crazy good prices and consider them some of my best music-related purchases ever.  I would get the T-55's or T-65's if I could do it over again since I want a bit more low end and the 6-1/2" drivers would probably sound a little fuller than the 5-1/4" drivers.  Might pick up a sub and go the 2.1 route.

I also have some Athena AS-F2.1 towers, also picked up on craigslist, and they pale in comparison to the PSB's.  The Athena's have almost zero mid-range compared to the other speakers.  Even bought a more powerful receiver, HK-3490, because a review on Stereophile said they need a lot of power in order to sound good.  I've held on to them since I'm curious how they would sound w/ a tube amp in case I ever man up and get one.

Here's a good site for PSB stuff:   The couple of times I emailed them about speakers they even quoted me a lower price than what was listed on their site.  They also sell on ebay and audiogon.


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