What floorstanding speakers should I buy?


I am looking for a set of floorstanding speakers around $1000 thinking of going used so I can get more speaker for the money. I listen to Jazz Blues Rock and even hard rock and some classical so I need a well rounded speaker. I'm using a NAD C272 amp 150W. Thanks
volvoturbo
Assuming you have some elbow room - hard to beat a used pair of PSB Stratus Goldi. When they come up, they usually can be had within your budget and your NAD will drive them splendidly! When they were new, they were very highly reviewed by many publications (not that that counts for too much, but it's better than nothing!)

The Stratus Silver and Bronze are good values, too!

Good luck!
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+1 on the PSB Stratus Gold. They effortlessly fill a room, go deep, and scale well from solo voice to big band or orchestra, especially with an amp as powerful as yours. One of the surprises of this speaker is its fast, transparent midrange. The speaker cab looks like it would be slow and murky, but it's anything but.

Read Stereophile's review here, and check out its measurements here. Particularly note its near absence of cabinet resonances, the really linear response including a very flat and unlumpy bass, and wide, smooth lateral dispersion.
I suggest not buying speakers around an amp, but buying an amp to power your prefered speakers.
If you live anywhere near Anaheim, there's a pair of Snell B Minor's for sale on audiogon for $1000. An absolute steal for a great versatile pair of speakers that are perfect for what you want. I have a pair and I can't give them up.
Cant go wrong with Vandersteen 2ce signatures, they are running about 1000 used right now. Or Spendor SP1/2e they run a litttle more about 1200
You might want to read the thread on the Ohm MWT speakers on this forum (app $1K new, direct from Ohm). I've never heard this model, but I'm very happy with the larger Ohm 100s that I own. Judging from the thread, this might be a good choice for you.

Good Luck

Marty
I own the Ohm Walsh Micro Talls and they are great speakers with a very small footprint that would work very well with your NAD.

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...uh, it's a little late for that I think, isn't it?
Blindjim, he could sell his current amp, and start over.
specifically at this very moment? dunlavy 2's on audiogon...600 bucks, classic in every way...add shipping, you're still under budget and own speakers that play with multi thousand whatevers.
Jaybo's call is a good one - if the OP is in/near Pekin, Ill. The listing is pick-up only. However, that speaker at that price certainly appears to be quite a deal.

Marty

I think we should all buy the one's we can't afford.
To the above listed speakers, I would also audition the DCM TFE-200, which sells for $1K/pr new, factory direct, with a 30-day in-home trial. http://www.mitekfactoryoutlet.com/products/brand.cfm?brand=6
ok , you are going to get a lot of opinions.and tes ideally you should choose speakers first then your amp.my ist job out of college was selling high end electronics. IN 70S.SO I HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEAD FOR THE OLDER SPEAKERS.THE DAHLQUIST DQ 10 WAS A GREAT CLASSIC AND STILL HOLDS UP WELL TODAY. SOME OLDER INFINITY MODELS ARE WONDERFUL KAPPA 8, REF. STANDARD 2.5.OHM MADE SOME BEAUTIFUL SOUNDING SPKRS.CAN I SUGGEST A , RADICAL IDEA THAT CAN GIVE TRULY GREAT SOUND, AND SAVE A BUNCH OF CASH?PATIENCE IS KEY.I RECENTLY BOUGHT ONE SPEAKER A VON SCHWEIKIERT VR 3FOR BASS RESPONSE.PAID 91.00 DOLLARS FOR IT.PAIRED IT WITH A FOCAL PROFILE 918.PAID 73.00 FOR IT.THE FOCAL RETAILED FOR 4400.00A PAIR.THE VR 3 WERE ABOUT 3500.00 FOR A PAIR.MY SYSTEM SOUNDS DETAILED IN WAYS I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.I DEFY ANY ONE TO SPEND 200.00 IN SPEAKERS OR 2,00.00 AND GET BETTER RESULTS!!!