Good luck with that dude!!
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These Acoustic Zen Crescendos will get you pretty close at a little over your price target...
Or these Nola KOs if you can pick them up local...
Or Joseph Audio Pulsars with a pair of SVS SB2000 subs for about $5600...
If a true 20Hz is a must have you're pretty much gonna have to employ a sub in some fashion at this price level. Good luck with this.
I think something like that would be a great idea, maybe taking in all the pro reviews and online reviews and condensing them into a relative selection of speakers with sound characteristics and prices. It would also be nice to have a wide selection of speakers so you can discover models or brands that you may not have heard of before.
We have aps that do that for hotels, airfair, car rental, car sales, just about everything.
So calling on all programmers get out there and build an app that condenses all the audio websites information and data bases into one app. GO. ...
IMO the Niles speaker control is not the best solution. If you want to seriously compare speakers I suggest you get one of the Luxman speaker selectors - see here: http://www.luxman.co.jp/product/#accessory (turn on Google translate). I use the AS-50R and it's great. Very reasonably priced on eBay - ships from Japan.
If you want the best product for speaker and RCA switching there is the ABX Switch Comparator made by Van Alstine: https://avahifi.com/products/abx-switch-comparator
Once you have learned to listen, and have a small set of CD's (your source) that reveal ___? to your ears, the need for instant speaker selector comparison is not needed. It is also not good practice to have inert speakers in the room when listening to others.
I remember an audio shop in Brooklyn Heights, back in the late 60's, the innovator of only having 1 set of speakers in the listening space. They had a few different size listening rooms. A storage room of speakers and dollies to go down the hall for consideration. That frees up placement options and omits vibrations of other inert speaker's cones, etc.
Anybody remember their name?
thanks, that sounds correct, including someone else being Elliott. You seem to know the different spelling as well as Kasey.
I was only in the store, drop in without an appointment, a few times, just an impressive memory.
I didn't have much more than interest then (not interest on money, no spare change then).
Just more drivers in a box Larry. They may be very well designed in terms of driver choice and cross over design but in the end they are just more drivers in a box. If it comes down to that type of speaker I have not yet seen one better made than Sonus Faber. But I have not ever been near Salk Speakers. However saying they are better than any $20,000 speaker is a stretch for sure. SoundLabs 545 ESLc go for something like $13,000.
You can get very close to what you are looking for with the Legacy Signature Se’s. Go down to 22hz +/- 2db. Great midrange and the highs are very extended with the AMT tweeter but never harsh. These speakers can get low (just make sure your room can handle it) and used are in your price range. Been very happy with mine and getting ready to consider the Aeris when I go to CAF this year.