Jazz-suited speakers for an Arcam amp?
With a new baby in the house a few months from crawling, I am going to floorstanders from my current B&W 602 s3's with sub (coming soon to a "classified" near you). Figuring I can do better used than new, I am trying narrow what I should consider. But since I can't really audition used equipment, I hope to rely on current owners'/listener's input.
I have an Arcam AVR200 integrated and a Music Hall mmf-7. I also have a pre-historic Panasonic changer that I hope to update sometime soon. I am running Kimber 8PR bi-wire cables for now. Most of my listening is Jazz/soul, so plenty of vocals, piano, horns, and bass. I'm not real clear on the terminology the serious folks here use, but I like a natural sound, as if the performance were live; not smoothed or accentuated (warm or bright?). I will not run a sub until I set up a full HT system, so I would like something that can go low. Max limit is $1500.
After reading around, I have pretty much gotten it to Soliloquy 5.3's
Von Scweikert VR2's
Tyler Freedom's (new) or Linbrook (Used).
I am leaning hard toward the Von's. It's a beautiful speaker, great reviews on the sound - especially the bass - and loaded with shot or sand, it sounds like it would be pretty difficult for a toddler (or clumsy addult) to knock over.
All input welcome and appreciated.