JMLAB, QUAD OR THIEL.?


About $1100 - 1300 price range which speakers fit better,
jmlab, Quad, or Thiel?

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emily25
Emily - no offense, but are you really serious about this open-ended question? I suggest that you augment your thread again if you want advise. What are your other system components? What type of music do you enjoy, and what is most important to you in the sound you get? How much can you spend? What size room will they go in? Do you listen to CD's or LP's?
For that price range, I like Paradigm 11se and Canton speakers. I'm using the Canton Fonum 701s which are great.
I agree with Peter S. That having been said, buy American. You will never be sorry you purchased Thiel. Better resale too.
I USE ARCAM INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER(90WATS)AND I ENJOY ANY KIND OF MUSIC. THE CD PLAYER IS ARCAM 72T.
The room is 14' by 8'.

Thanks
Dyna 1.3
Do you floorstanding or stand-mounted speakers - the Thiels are floorsatnders but you could really only get the smaller one used for that price.

What are you lookng for in a speaker - what characteristics do you like or don't like.

I really haven't listened to Thiels or Quads - but might I suggest Acoustic Energy AE309's - they list for $295 new and have that classic british sound.

Dave
I'm not sure your equipment is up to driving some of your choices.
Between your three choices, and your associated equipment JM labs might be first/best choice. Theils are nice, but a bit difficult to drive and the Quad especially difficult (as unsound pointed out). If dynamic range is a priority and/or maybe deeper bass then I would be even more inclined to take JM labs instead of Theil. This is assuming used prices too. For $1,100 to $1,300 new I think JM labs is the only choice (and a better balance for your gear).
You can research past comments about any models you may be interested in by doing a forum archive search. But you should really try to go and audition some different speakers before making any decisions, at local shops if you're planning on buying new. You can also do a search of used items for sale on Audiogon by your ZIP code, limiting what you see to those within your local area so you can go and listen to them, possibly bringing your amp along. And either way, don't forget to take some of your favorite disks that you are very familiar with, instead of letting whoever is doing the auditioning for you play something you've never heard before which they think will show off their speakers.
Quad 12L standmount...under 1k new..