forgot that i started a thread about this. I bought a wharfedale 9.1. It had help from a adire audio sealed box tempest 15 sub. I used an hk 130 to drive the speakers. Great sound for the price and should have just stayed with it if I wanted to save money for revels.
sold my whole ht system after 2 months though and bought an usher x-719 driven by a classic sansui au-d 707f. Now I have great sound and drop dead gorgeous speakers. However, when listening to my Susan Wong cds, I noticed that her voice was kinda sibilant. MAybe my old speakers didnt resolve that detail, I hope.
My old sansui got busted and I dont have any amplifier now. lol. Instead of buying an amplifier (I was eyeing a behringer reference A500 studio amplifier for about $260) , I bought a behringer ms40 nearfield monitor for use with my computer in the office. This is because I found the behringer amp to high a price in the phil. $260 as compared to $180 in us (US MSRP $230). I loved the behringer speakers. great desktop sound with superb imaging for a low price($146)
I have no amp for months now but still I bought an energy c3. So, I have 2 speakers- usher x-719 and energy c3 with no amp. The reason I didnt get an amp yet is cause I was saving for an hk receiver. Now I have to save again. lol. what a journey. I didnt think at first when i got into audio that it would be like this. Constant upgrades!!!
hehehe. Now I want a revel performa m22. I should control myself. I guess I should stay with my speakers until I can afford a revel ultima 2 or maybe its series 3 or 4 by that time. Or I could get revel gems used. :P