good stand speakers with good low end


I like to keep the purchase under $1,000 a pair. Just curious if anyone has suggestions for good sounding bookshelfs with good low end. I live in condo, so floorstanders are not possible at the moment. NHT classic 3's come up a lot. Klipsh are way too bright for my tastes. I lean toward neutral to warm sound.
aberyclark
Do you actually intend to put the speakers in a bookshelf? If not, floorstanders take up no more room than standmounts. About 1 square foot of floor space. If you do want monitors in your price range, check out Fritzspeakers. High-quality stuff at reasonable prices. I also think Axiom makes some nice stuff for the money. I wouldn't consider either of them "bright", but that's only my opinion.
A lot of stand mount speakers have better bass if u take them off the stand and put them on the floor with the back of the speaker 1 or 2 feet from the back wall. I thint u will be happy with the sound whichever speaker u choose. Try it and see if what I say is true. Shay
Here are a few with great low end around the $1k mark:

Dynaudio DM 2/8 - New

Monitor Audio RX2 - New

Dynaudio Excite X16 - Used

Totem Rainmaker - New or Used

PMC TB2i - Used
Chayro is correct concerning the space required for floorstand speakers. My system is in a small room where some people would insist on monitors. I rotate a pair floorstand speakers in and out with monitors. The towers actually take less space.
I have not actualy heard them but have read good reviews, comments - NHT Classic Three
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I have a set in a back room and they are quite good, especially in the base department.
I always thought I would get better bang for the buck with stand mound speakers vs lower end floor standing units. I figured more cost associated with larger cabinet. Many lower end floor standers are have same driver configuration as stand mount.
One of the guys at Stereophile (John Marks maybe??) said that the break between bookshelves and towers was something like $3K and everything I've seen myself supports that within reason.
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Revel M20s have fantastic low end for a small bookshelf, sound great, and have bass and treble adjustments as well. Used ones sell for right at your price limit.
"I always thought I would get better bang for the buck with stand mound speakers vs lower end floor standing units."

Not really - remember that you have to figure in the cost of the stands, and good stands cost at least $200 minimum. Judge by the sound, not the design.
Maybe a used pair of Nola Boxers...

I switched from monitors to a pair of Ohm MicroWalsh Talls. I never heard the $3K break before, but I guess that's about right, except for only a few models - one being the Ohms.

If you have the room, I suppose a pair of MMG's and a sub could also do the job as well as a good pair of monitors...
Unfortunately, In a condo, people living below us, a sub is not possible.
People,
Bass is the correct spelling. Bass is what you hear, "base" is where you tag up, or slide into, or have on the bottom of something. Look it up...
Bass is the correct spelling. Bass is what you hear, "base" is where you tag up, or slide into, or have on the bottom of something. Look it up...
Zkidd

It took you four years come up with this response? ;)
Good luck with that.
My experience with NHT super zeros was they were fine, but you had to crank up the volume to get their full spectrum.

Don't know about the 3's, but I would definitely try to hear them first or get input from someone who has them.