|Well I am in the market for speakers. My music choice is primarily classical and then a little bit of everything else such as jazz and soft/alternate rock. I started with a budget of 5-7K and auditioned Maggie 3.6, Quad 989, Spendor S8e and so on, but quickly realized I couldnít get what I was looking for in these speakers. They all did pretty well on solo or few instruments but could not nearly reproduce a symphony (Mahlerís fifth, or Tchaikovskyís sixth or Schubertís ninth) with any authenticity. This was about a year ago. Since then I had stretched my budget and am now looking for speakers in the 10-15K price range.|
Now hereís the challenge. I didnít like the Thiel, B&W or Wilson sound. I had liked Maggie 20.1 in the past, but canít find any dealer nearby that carries them for an audition. Heard the Vandersteen 5a for about 10 mins and they are pretty convincing, but I need a proper audition and then itís still beyond my price range. Now my question is what other speakers I can look at for the kind of music I like?
Thanks much in advance, for your help.
Oh, my system is Krell SACD and 400xi Integrated Amp. Will upgrade the amp eventually, but will need to wait for another year at least :)