I would definately go with the Klipsch. IMO-the kg (I think they are also called the Classic) series are more musical than the current line up. Check out Hereseys, Chorus or the kg4s. Good luck.
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The Dunlavy speakers, such as the Cantata(s),are some of the best speakers I have heard (and I've heard a lot of them). Even the SC-IVs occasionally dip into the 3K - 4K range. If you haven't experienced the Dunlavy product, please do yourself a favor and listen to them if the chance arises. The reason I say that... is that the Dunlavys have been out of production for some time now. Nevertheless, they still can be found on AudioGon and represent the ultimate in value!
11-06-09: Pubul57They sure were. I owned a pair of L1090s I bought at the end of that production run in 1987. The bigger brothers, the L1290 and L1590 were bi-ampable and had larger cabinets and woofers but all three shared the same mid, tweet & Xover. By today's standards the L1090 could have used a sub, but from 50 Hz on up it was killer and the bigger models had good bass that was especially clean and tight. Telarc used the L1590s as their playback monitors.
The next generation, e.g., the M12, was even better with smoother response, more transparency, and better bass. Sonically they all disappeared as individual speakers and created a great seamless soundstage.
This store has some L1590s and M9s. Those KEFs (esp. 103/4 and 104/2) are also classic.