Help with Speaker Selection


I have a very old system, a Nakamichi PA-7 stasis amp and Nak CA-7 pre-amp. I am looking for a pair of speakers, and my room is quite large at 30x20 with 12 foot high ceilings. I want to spend no more than $2k. Anyone have any suggestions for a pair of speakers?
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I would recommend you look at some of the large dynamic speakers on Audiogon. If you want recent models there is a Focal/JM labs 918 for $1800 or a Dynaudio Contour T2.5 for $i995. This speaker listed for $4495 and the other for around $4000. Among older models I would look at KEF and B&W. Large speakers have quadrupled in price in the last 15 years and you can get speakers whose successors are now in the 8 to ten K$ range very reasonably. The KEF 107/2 was the top of the range and cost $5000 twenty years ago , there is one listed for $1550. It is still a very good speaker. There are various B&W 804s and 802 models for $1095 and up. Just sold was a KEF Reference 203 for $1500. I would have bought that one myself if I could have thought of any creditable excuse to give my wife as I already have 7 pairs, not counting 4 pairs of subs. All of the speakers would benefit from newer amps but could be used with your equipment to the best of my knowledge. I am certain about the B&Ws and KEFs. Look up reviews for any that interest you on the net.
I would have bought that one myself if I could have thought of any creditable excuse to give my wife as I already have 7 pairs, not counting 4 pairs of subs.

Stanval you killed me!!!!

I am sort of in the same situation, but as a MC guy, I have three 6.1 rigs and several patrs of speakers....
Vintage tannoys are wonderful speakers.
For that size of room...BIGGER is better !
Especially the woofer , you need to move a lot of air and multiple small bass drivers (todays small footprint designs ) probably won't cut it .
Look for a speaker with at least a 10 inch woofer , 12 - 16 inches would be better . Anything smaller will definitly require the use of a subwoofer or two .

Of course the type of music listened to , how loud and the listening position distance from the speakers will make a difference also .

Good luck .