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Best high-end headphones with noice cancellation ...
Etymotic Research ER4SR or ER4XRs 
Speaker upgrade for classical music
I listen pretty much only to so called classical’ music from all times periods and genre and can as many have here recommend electrostatic and planners speakers for such music. However after having owned Harbeths for 10+ years (M30s and then M40.1... 
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Darlene Edwards. 
Speakers under $5000 maintained a reputation for quality sound over the last 15 years.
Gradient Revolution, Harbeth M40. 
Gradient Revolution Opinions
My room is almost the same size as the OP and I've been using the active Revolutions for the past 3 years. Overall the best speakers I’ve ever owned.See my system for further details. 
Best loudspeaker with coincident/coaxial driver
Gradient Revolution(passive or better yet in active mode) has a custom made fibreglass coaxial mid/tweeter along with 4x 12" woofers and would be worth considering. Hard to find/audition but worth it in my opinion . Would works well is a room your... 
Why are so many people trying to sell Harbeths?
Sunnyjim you are of course entitled to you opinion that the Harbeths are unfairly priced. In my case as I honestly preferred the $5695 M30.1s (UK made and imported thus causing inevitable extra costs to the US consumer) to the $26k (US made) Magic... 
Why are so many people trying to sell Harbeths?
Hello Sunnyjim. the M30.1s have always been $5695–$6390 (per pair, depending on finish)I've personally never seen them advertised as anything else. Now that you know the correct price.I hope you'll be able to judge them a little differently. 
Why are so many people trying to sell Harbeths?
Sunnyjim quote:'like the 30.1 for $12,000 plus' where did you see that price!!?? 
Starting afresh with a Linn Sondek LP12...
With the Sondek as source. Naim amps of a similar vintage ( which can still be serviced) along with either Linn or Naim speakers ( Sara or SBL's) etc that can be put against back wall would make for a classic 'flat earth' system great for classic ... 
Devore or Harbeths to replace my ESL63s?
Congrats on getting the Harbeths , wonderful speakers. Please do report back when/if ever you manage to compare with others. Don't be surprided though if you stick with thoses M30.1s! 
Devore or Harbeths to replace my ESL63s?
Andrew one of the Revolutions best features is its wide sweet spot. In my easily as as good asthe Harbeths. As mentioned in an old Sterophile review of a now improved 'passive' version. (try to get the active version)'Salmi's goal was to design a ... 
Devore or Harbeths to replace my ESL63s?
Andrew, They are actually quite small. Smaller for example than my Harbeth M30 ( or M30.1s ) on Skylan stands. But the active version go down to near 20Hz.Due to the way they work ( trying to remove the room) they have the best chance to performin... 
Devore or Harbeths to replace my ESL63s?
Andrew with reponse to your last post. You should check out this show report ( see top # 1 room) http://hometheaterreview.com/the-10-best-sounding-rooms-from-the-new-york-audiophile-show-2012/?page=2The comments from both the room orgainiser simpf... 
Devore or Harbeths to replace my ESL63s?
As both a long term owner and admirer of both Harbeth M30 and M40.1s (owned for over 10 years combined) with a room a little larger than yours ( 16' x 14'. I'd recommend you try to listen to Gradient Revolutions . I've owned a pair of the active v...