Used Thiel 3.5's, so long as you use it for music, as opposed to home theatre sound effects. They will go low, but not low and really loud.
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Thanks for your suggestions! they're much appreciated.
My amp ATM is a Cambridge Audio 640A V2. I'm kind of used to its sound but I'm not at all impressed by it. I plan on changing for something in the sub 1K as well.
The room will be either a small approx 10' x 14' or a larger x2 more open space room.
@ Tpreaves I don't see what's wrong with asking for advice. I'm just trying to narrow it down as i can't listen to all of them.
I don't think a 10 X 14 room can accomodate true full range bass. The aforementioned Thiel 3.5's can adjust between a bottom end of either 20 Hz or 40 Hz, so they could probably work in either room. The Thiel 3.5's can be had used for less than $1K, which is good, because you'll probably need the extra money to go towards an appropriate amp that can really make them sing.
Helloskinny, My listening room is about 12x17 with my speakers along the long wall. I wanted the same bass as you without the need for a sub since I don't have room for a proper sub. I started out with a budget of around $700-1000. However I wasn't able to find exactly what I was looking for around that price range. That said for ~$1000 I found that the Vandersteen 1c was the best that I was able to hear locally.
Here's my journey for finding the best speakers for the buck starting with the thread I made at AVS forum:
Long story short I found the best pair of speakers overall was the Vandersteen 2CE Signature II. I found a pair here on Audiogon in great shape for just a tad over my budget of $1500... $1650 shipped.
Midrange and overall transparency is much better with the 2ce sig ii. Bass is also much better. It can also fill the room I have them in quite nicely.