|Right now the speaker I've had for the past 5 years is an almost unknown speaker company here on Audiogon. The company is AUDES (from Lithonia). The particular model is the well reviewed BLUES. I heard this speaker at a local audio store in NJ. and was very impressed, especially its mids and highs. At $2000 I thought it was a good deal. I feel its time to move away from the Audes speakers to another brand with a higher level of sound reproduction. I'm not sure what I need to spend but I will go used if needed.(that will keep price down) |
My system: Origin Live "Aurora" TT with a modded OL-1 arm and a Shelter 501 cart. My amp is a Pass Labs X150.5. I also have a Pass Xono phonostage. My preamp is the Aleph P (I really like Pass Labs). On the digital side I'm playing CDs on a modded Denon 2900. All components are sitting on Maple platforms. Cabling is from Nordost and AZ. Room size is a bit small (10X20 with a vaulted ceiling). Room is treated with acoustic panels and bass traps behind speakers.
What I listen to: Mostly early 70's rock. (Beatles,Bowie,Elton John,supertramp,Billy Joel,etc....)
Also Female vocalists, Kate Bush,Heart,Beth Orton,Holly Cole....
Recently I was able to listen at a local Audio store these speakers. Vandersteens Quatro
Sonas Faber Cremona
Martin Logan ?
I personally liked the Quatros the best. I really appreciate any feedback. Again, I'm not quite sure how much money it will cost to reach a higher level(detail,wide soundstage,fast tight bass,great midrange for realistic sounding vocals and highs to die for). The speakers I listened to were between $5000 and $12,000. I would like to stay at the lower end of the scale. Possibly used ones are OK.