Boston Accoustics are thin and good for Music plus HT and pretty cheap
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There are a couple posts about this so you may find a lot out by looking through old archive threads. I'd go with the Totem Arro's (can be had for 550-700 used) and maybe the audio refinement integrated (there's one on sale on agon for 475) but then you need an outboard phono. There's a rega brio with an MM phono stage for 420, that should be a fine match with the Arro's. Throw in a decen IC and you've got the whole thing for a grand which is modest, but you didn't specify an amount so hope this isn't still too pricey.
OK Thanks again for the comments. I've gotten things tidied up a bit. The source is a Yamaha PF-1000 turntable(circa 1985). I like it a lot. Pioneer A-27 integrated amp(circa 1981). I also like it a lot. So, finally, the speakers. I am looking for speakers from the 80's. Classics that will do Tattoo You justice. My father likes long speaker wire runs and I don't want him to feel under-powered, so I'd imagine that to make sure that the speakers are relatively efficient. His placement options will be limited by decorative sensibilities, so... I have other ideas, but I feel I've rambled. Oh, yeah, $500. Thanks very much.
$500 and the 80's and liking your Kappa 8's = RS IIIa's as far as I would say. They are about 13" wide 10" deep and 4' tall with 2 10"s, a Polydome and an Emit. They are easy to drive because the woofers are in series and placement is pretty flexible because of the Polydome's wide disbursion. You just have to see if the woofers have been or need refoaming when you find a pair. Happy Hunting and Super Listening, JAY