Klipsch Cornwall III's. I am using a MC352 with Khorns. Demo as many speakers as you can-let your ears decide.
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I agree with Jaybo, the MC-352 shouldn't "kill" any speaker, but perhaps it might not be necessary or fully utilized with some. I had one for a while and it did a wonderful job with my current demanding Legacy Focus 20/20s. It was very musical, deep, and satisfying. I think with that amp, your speaker choices are limited only by your own personal preferences.
The 352 is a great amp. But for my tastes, I still wouldn't match it to a soft speaker. A detailed, even analytical, speaker is what I like best with Mc amps. Having said that, there are MANY options and with your comment of disliking harsh frequencies, you may have even fewer limitations than I do.
Experimenting is the only way to get your right answer. Good luck!
I'll try to keep this short without leaving anything out. First things first... The MC352 deal fell through so needless to say I am starting from scratch. I am looking for a 2 channel system in which I will temporarily preamp with a harmon kardon avr 7200. It's not the best way to go but I'd rather buy a couple good pieces for now than a complete system of lesser quality. I need POWER AND SPEAKERS...
I have done a ton of reading and listened to a half dozen speakers ranging from K3 to K9 and it's really gotten me nowhere. For example, rave reviews on speakers that I found simply average, keeping in mind there is not a huge selection of high end speakers here in Calgary. Nothing has really blown me away.
I figure my best bet is going used, do some tweaking,give it a chance and I can always switch things out without losing a bunch of money.
I believe any good amp with a good speaker match will satisfy most people. It's the "match" part that get's tricky.
How about a krell 200s (Approx. 10 years old} and a set of Wilson Watt/puppy 5's. The total would be around 10K CDN.
Thanks for all your responses so far in this thread. It's nice to get knowledgable input from someone who's not trying to make a sale.
I recently got a pair of McIntosh LS360's and a MC352. The combo sounds amazing. So good, that I am now considering buying another MC352 to run each one mono.
As Jaybo suggested, I purchased all this from Mike Sastra at AudioClassics
He is a great guy to deal with and I could not be happier with my setup.