I think the Vandies will sound best with your NAD
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You will need a lot more power with Magneplanars to make them sound good. Vandies as they are being called are a warmish sounding speaker which should match upo well with the SS amp you are planning to use. I am not a Vandy expert but I think they may have used foam surrounds at one point so be aware that you may need to have them refurbed a bit before using.
I like the old Eosone line....the top end is a bit soft...and the warm midrange had just a hint of colour, and the bass was a tad smeared but highly musical...i have a pair of their non powered floorstanders...these are not GMA or Revel level of quality...they are a very good all arounder...the rear firing tweeter brings a nice, relaxed presentation ...at times a little too reserved...but these joint Infinity\Polk offering was one of the more musical mainstream speakers from the 90s...with great depth of imagery that rivals pricier models...
His budget is 200...fairly unrealistic to find Vandy 1s for that price...typically 4-500 with stands...older paradigms are plentiful and reasonable...as are Athena loudspeakers which would be at or under budget....going used one is at the mercy of the market...good to have options...used Maggies would be over budget as well...
Some things to consider:
To my ears the Met 7's are the most interesting choice. They are classics that have some musical qualities that none of the others do; imo. They can sound really really good, and are very sophisticated little speakers. But you will need stands. The subwoofer (if set up well) will relieve the NAD of needing to power lower bass and will add weight to the sound. The Met's are efficient, but the NAD (also a classic) is not exactly a powerhouse. For my tastes, if you don't plan on playing a lot of very loud music, these sound more like music than the others.
The Paradigm's are the most efficient, and would be my second choice if
you want a floor stander and is probably the safer choice all around.
The Vandersteens are also good, but so is a Honda Civic :-)
I live in the SF bay area. For $200 and under there are a lot of choices. The DCM TF350's were going for $80, the Klipschs were $125 and I saw a bunch of Polk and Infinity tower speakers (large ones) for a bit over $200/pair.
Even this sounds like a deal: B&W DM601 S3 Speakers - $250 (los altos)
After I settle on speakers, I may just start looking for a tubed amp... but that's another thread...
Quick update. I have both the Met7's and the Vandy 1C's in house. They are both very good considering their price points. Bottom line, between the 2 with my equipment, the Met7's are the clear winner. Amazing little speakers. They virtually disappear and are incredibly dynamic. The Vandy's are more full sounding but I am still aware that I am listening to a speaker.
I am sure that if I upgraded my electronics and source that my option of these speakers may change. I am finding that the Vandy's are very sensitive to equipment and to placement. I am wondering if i have not properly placed the Vandys.
Quick update. I have played with various settings and I think I have the Vandy's properly set up now.
The Met 7's still image better and are more dynamic while the Vandy's project a large warm sound that is really enjoyable. These are 2 very different sounding speakers but both have their own definite merits.
Good thing is that I have both now and I can switch and enjoy them both!
One note that I can add is that the subwoofer is a definite positive addition for both.