I think the Forests are great speakers and capable of revealing upgrades elsewhere in the chain. Personally, before upgrading, I would consider a better phono cartridge, assuming you still have the Ortofon Bronze listed in your system. Try a Lyra MC or something like that. Even the lower-end ones will be an amazing upgrade, IMO. You may not even want to change speakers after that. I also like the Mani-2s, but I think you need a lot of transistor power to make them open up properly. One last thing, as you like Canadian products, the Coincident speakers are really excellent. Israel Blume has a great ear for speaker design, IMO. He crosses over the woofers really low on his 3 way designs so you get the feeling of a 2-way, but with more bottom end. Very nice stuff.
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