Bedroom, not my Beadroom. It already had a stero;-).
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B&w 302 are nice at $250 but a little veiled. But believe or not the best speaker which I have seen selling for $350 with agreat pair of stands is a Pioneer????? oh come on I know but keep reading. I was designed by the old designer from KEF they sound scary good. I'm not sure what the model # is Call the guys at Fidelis audio. www.fidelisav.com don't buy those NHT's oh these are just so much better
Try the Audes CS 105. There are a couple of pairs on e-bay for sale now. I got a pair for my bedroom for just about $100 (that includes shipping cost) three months ago. This is an Estonia company that used to make Mig fighter jets and turned to audio when the USSR went kaput. Their sound has been compared to the B&W. For the price, they blow everything else away. I am driving them with a Hafler DH101 preamp and an ancient Audionics CC2 amp (70 wpc). The sound is unreal for the price. The NHT's don't even compare.
I listened to everything under $500: mission, atlantic,b&w,energy, definitive,etc., etc., and went with nht super zero's on sound organisation stands for openess and musicality. Added the new supersub crossed at 100Hz and the combination has amzing soundstage while the highs became even better. Those pioneers and MIG-29's better be aweful good to compete.
The NHT superones are great, particularly if you replace ypur acurus with the Jolida. With the solid state Acurus, I would go with the Acoustic Energy Aegis 1 - it is an absolutely INCREDIBLE speaker, particulary when you consider its price - 300 bucks!! I am a big fan of NHT, but the Aegis Ones are truly a spectacular speaker for the money.
PSB Image 2 monitor, brand new line from PSB, 2 way with 6.5 woofer has incredible range. List is $399 but many places on internet will sell for 250-300. I have a pair for my 2nd system. This model much better than PSB Alpha which constantly gets great reviews, e-mail me if you want reliable internet source for PSB, Sam
Currently on this site, B&W DM 601 s2, AE ageis 1, JM labs Micron Ti, all listed for $330 or less. The JMs have an exellent 5" Focal main driver. The others may have the edge as far as fit and finish is concerned, and perhaps max output. I know from experience the B&Ws are very durable. I woud recommend any one of them (above the super ones).