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£5000 Speaker Recommendations

Discussion in 'audio' started by PhilDick, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    My dad has a budget of up to 5 grand for a pair of floor standers.

    His musical taste varies from Classical to Americana.

    Amplification comes from a high end Denon AV Amp.

    Source in digital.

    What should he put on his short list?
     
  2. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Spendor D7s
     
  3. Daniel Quinn

    Daniel Quinn Banned

    New or second hand ?
     
  4. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    New
     
  5. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    He should gland listen to as many as he can, and then home evaluate some 'possibles'.
    Keith.
     
  6. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

    Wilson Duettes in the classifieds.
     
  7. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    Surely he'd be better off listening with his ears? ;)
     
  8. Strictly Stereo

    Strictly Stereo Trade: Strictly Stereo

    We still have a couple of pairs of Kudos C30s available.
     
  9. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    +1 a rare opportunity.
     
  10. rockingdoc

    rockingdoc pfm Member

    I don't think speakers should be chosen to a budget (apart from as an upper limit) but to suit the room.
    I wanted to buy much more expensive speakers, but extensive auditions in my small listening room showed that Harbeth Compact 7s could not be bettered.
     
  11. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Well below budget, my friend has B&W CM9s, very nice with his Yahama AV amp. (Another friend has older B&Ws with a Denon AV amp as it happens, also works well.) Worth auditioning anyway.
     
  12. JemHayward

    JemHayward pfm Member

    Martin Logans - though it has to be said that the more upmarket MLs are a lot better than the cheaper ones, almost like a reverse law of diminishing returns! I'd go for used Summits... but that's what I did.
     
  13. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    He currently has Opera Seconda's so need something better than them.
     
  14. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Sorry, I've not heard Opera Secondas.
     
  15. Rodney gold

    Rodney gold Im just me...

    You got to buy 2nd hand , you will get 2 or 3x the value.
    Vivid audio K1, meridian DSP speakers *no amps or dacs required* , ATC etc..tons of good stuff at the 5 grand mark 2nd hand.
     
  16. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    Well I have CM7s and they are a step up from them. In fact the Opera's might be mine soon:D
     
  17. Daniel Quinn

    Daniel Quinn Banned

    More money does not necessarily equal better sound . What is wrong with the opera's ?

    edit - i see whats wrong with them is you want them :D
     
  18. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    The Operas are good. A sealed box with nice tight bass and good detail. He just wants better.
     
  19. PhilDick

    PhilDick pfm Member

    He would if auditioning is possible.
     
  20. Elephantears

    Elephantears Trunkated Aesthete

    Would be worth pointing out if he intends to place them in a baronial dining hall or a rabbit warren. Not that I would have any recommendations either way.
     

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