speaker recommendations needed
I am looking to swap out my speakers. We just moved in to a new place, and I need something a little smaller and less dominating. Currently I have a set of Tyler Acoustics D1's: they are fabulous but huge, and this will be a multi-purpose room. Amplification is currently solid state (McCormack DNA-125 and ALD-1, both upgraded to REV. Gold). Not opposed to a tube amp, but the last 2 I have had in here, despite the $6k price tags, didn't best the McCormack, at least not on these speakers. Maybe they would on the new speakers. Room is 20x14x9, but the speakers will have to be 8 feet out from the back wall, at least, as there will be a breakfast nook in there as well.
A few speakers I have liked over the years:
Devore Super 8
Tyler Decade D1
Various Sonus Faber
Speakers I did not like:
Thiel CS 3.6
Dynaudio C3 (maybe an amplification mis-match)
As I live in a small town, it is impossible to get speakers home for an in-home demo, so I have to do my research and hope for the best.