- 48 posts total
- 48 posts total
I don't doubt that the pairing of the 316BEE with the ELACs makes for good sound for the dollar. However, room size and volume levels have to be considered. I have been a fan of NAD sound, having owned several of their class A/B integrateds. The ELACs are not the easiest speaker to drive on the aforementioned list.
Martin Logan Motion 16 bookshelf speakers were closed out by Audio Advisor and Magnolia for about $450/pair. You can find a nice pair used for $300 or less. I use them in my bedroom system And have been very pleased every time I listen!
They are identical to the more expensive Motion 15 with a more conventional cabinet design. The Motion 15 have a sloped top panel.
+1 for the Elac Debut 2.0. I bought a pair for $244 about three weeks ago. They have about 60 hours playing time on them, and this morning as I've been sitting here listening to them, opened up further to a new degree of spaciousness. The soundstage just grew in width and depth and the bass continues to be copious and tight (I'm listening from about seven feet away). The other day I was feeling the pressure jets coming out of the front ports, but I'll be damned if I can recall what I was listening to. They'll play plenty loud and clear, and I'm only pushing them with a plain Kenwood KR-A5060 receiver dumping 100 wpc into them (it hardly warms up when playing to 85-90 dB SPLs). The speakers are getting plenty of good, clean power from this receiver. Connected to a separate amp with even more juice would allow these to be used in a medium-sized room to good effect. They are very musical speakers for the price (despite being touted by some as more geared toward home theater). They're clear, detailed, powerful, have plenty of bass, and represent a killer value.