|Dear fellow Audiophiles,|
I am going to be taking a plunge into the next level of high fidelity music soon and I know I won't be able to keep my tweakers (hands) out of the insides (again...) of whatever I decide to choose next as my main speakers for my audio lab.
I typically listen to regualr everyday rock, rap, dance, some jazz, some classical, (Mapleshade and Chesky recordings) but really like pop and dance over most music, so please keep that in mind. The "Slam" factor as some would say is rather important to me do to the nature of my musical likings, and I fully admit that to the fullest extent. I am more of a dynamics person, but do enjoy the soft but subtle passages of the finest music orchestrated.
Here is my potential choices and the pricing typical for each:
1. VMPS RM40 $4600 (add more $$$ for caps upgrade, so figure closer to $5500-6000)
2. Genesis Technologies V $5000 used on Audiogon
3. Legacy Focus 20/20 around $4000-4500 used on Audiogon
Please comment on the selection and add any other ideas or options. Amplification will be a highly modified McCormack DNA-225 (225w @8ohms, 400+w @4ohms... realistically more due to impedance curves in the lower bass regions of most speakers) to power the speakers.
also keep in mind that whatever I do get will probably get modified as far as crossover parts upgrades, internal wiring, bybee purifiers, and whatever else I decide to improve (if any)of the speakers... (all possibilities)
The decided speaker will be replacing a highly modified set of Paradigm Studio 100's Ver.2 speakers possibly.....
Thanks for your input, your time and your support.