bookies or floorstanders

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    VR3 wrote: »
    Dual fi Audio 18 inch infinite baffle subs in the floor with a pair of used bose cubes.

    I'd also recommend some of the older Rt series Polk.

    Older Definitive 2ith built in powered subs like the bp2006tl don't take up alot of room and throw out alot of sound

    I'm thinking a may take Bud's advice, and yours, and look for a floorstander more local to me that can throw out some sound. It is a fairly large room that also opens to a dining area. Man, if I could find maybe an old pair of RT55'S that might work out good too. Nice big bookie that can throw out some sound.

    Frickin' guy by me wants 500 for some RT6's, he's smokin' dope.
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    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    Dan, thanks for the offer with the KLH's, but again, not so sure they'll throw out the sound I need in a big room.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,666
    Oh, I don't recall you mentioning big room. What about these?

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649282283-tyler-acoustics-linbrook-sig-monitors-in-ribbon-mahogany/

    You might actually get her to sit in the sweet spot with these...

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    Nice Tom, a bit over budget for speakers to beat on though. Had my eyes on these.....over budget too but dang, me likey.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2375784622636767/
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=167255.msg1775387;topicseen#new
    I've heard russ' speakers from this company and they sound nice.
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  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

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    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

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  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    edited January 2020
    anonymouse wrote: »
    I have a pair of minty RTi6s in original box.

    Or a pair of Monitor 5 JRs that need a little bit of TLC. I refreshed the crossovers already with Dayton's I believe, but have yet to redo the grill cloth (have the new cloth and removed the old cloth from the grill frames, but yet to stretch the new cloth over the frames. The cabinets are walnut and there is a chip out of one of them (not visible from the front).

    How much for the 5 jrs?
    My fav older polk, but have a pair already.

    Oh wait, is that the 5 with the 6.5" passive? or the one with the port?
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,473
    K_M wrote: »
    anonymouse wrote: »
    I have a pair of minty RTi6s in original box.

    Or a pair of Monitor 5 JRs that need a little bit of TLC. I refreshed the crossovers already with Dayton's I believe, but have yet to redo the grill cloth (have the new cloth and removed the old cloth from the grill frames, but yet to stretch the new cloth over the frames. The cabinets are walnut and there is a chip out of one of them (not visible from the front).

    How much for the 5 jrs?
    My fav older polk, but have a pair already.

    Oh wait, is that the 5 with the 6.5" passive? or the one with the port?

    5jr have the port the 5jr+ has the 6.5" passive
  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,692
    edited January 2020
    A few of us visited the KLH room last year at Apoxona and were impressed with what we heard at thier price point. I believe Ivan and Brian and a few others of us were in there at the same time. It was a pair of floorstanders probably easy to find a dealer in the Chicago area that sells them.
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  • anonymouse
    anonymouse Posts: 2,704
    K_M wrote: »
    anonymouse wrote: »
    I have a pair of minty RTi6s in original box.

    Or a pair of Monitor 5 JRs that need a little bit of TLC. I refreshed the crossovers already with Dayton's I believe, but have yet to redo the grill cloth (have the new cloth and removed the old cloth from the grill frames, but yet to stretch the new cloth over the frames. The cabinets are walnut and there is a chip out of one of them (not visible from the front).

    How much for the 5 jrs?
    My fav older polk, but have a pair already.

    Oh wait, is that the 5 with the 6.5" passive? or the one with the port?

    These have the passive, not the port. Are you local too?
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    Late to the party but if your amp can do 4 ohm? Lsi9. Can get up and boogie and take a beating while sounding good.
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    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    Can i also suggest vandersteen 2ce.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,882
    I have a pair of LSI15’s.....
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
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    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    erniejade wrote: »
    Late to the party but if your amp can do 4 ohm? Lsi9. Can get up and boogie and take a beating while sounding good.

    I thought about the LSI9's, since I have a beefy amp to drive them, but people are asking 703 kinda money for the 9'S.....crazy. Looking for some used Dali Zensor 3's, hard to come by. The 1's would be too small.

    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,473
    Not sure what crazy pricing means when it comes to the LSI9s… It’s $550 too much?

    Guy near me is selling them… No Affil

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ele/d/westland-stereo-equipment/7042765575.html
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,292
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Not sure what crazy pricing means when it comes to the LSI9s… It’s $550 too much?

    Guy near me is selling them… No Affil

    https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ele/d/westland-stereo-equipment/7042765575.html

    Um...yea. The FAR superior LSiM703s are $450 shipped brand new from adorama...
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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,473
    Wowza. My bad. That is crazy. Gougers
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    Some nice looking Monitor silver RS 6's by me for 5 bones......opinions ?
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    @tonyb I have always opted for floor standers as the subtend the same footprint as bookies on stands. I do have a pair of 703's on stands but for the life of me I can't tell you why.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    edited February 2020
    The last set of Monitor Audio speakers i heard were a bit bright for my taste. I haven't heard the silver 6 though.

    Although a couple of years ago i did hear a set of MA speakers driven with some tubes that i did enjoy. I wish i could remember the model number. I do not think they were silvers.
    Post edited by erniejade on
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    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,666
    Tony. Spill the F'n beans man. What do you want?

    Geeez.....you are like a little freckle faced girl going into elementary school. That's right. I said it.

    Cement be damned.....tell us what it is that you want slacker!

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    Tom....what I need is something that is a bookie or floorstander, can play fairly loud, but also throw out some good sound. Otherwise I'd just buy some CV's off of craigslist and be done. Have to be fairly cheap, under 5 bones too as I'm staring down tens of thousands in medical bills. Put it more into perspective for ya ?

    I have the Dali Zensor 3's on the list, Lsi 9's, LSIM703's, along those sound signatures. I have the Sig. 20's in the HT, so maybe something other than the Polk sound for the other system. Also I'm looking local mostly as shipping in that price range will eat up a lot of that 5 bones. Amazon has one pair of the Dali's, in white, with free shipping but I'm not so sure on the white. I have a B&k AMP to drive them, so power isn't a concern either.

    Other suggestions welcome, as you can see...….no tipped up top end need apply. No ear bleeders, no fatigue after 10 minutes of listening.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,820
    Pair of definitive pm900 on ebay

    Bookshelf speakers with powered 10 inch subs

    Right at 500 a pair
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    How bout a pair of ML LX 16s? Folded motion tweets like Legacy. Amazon for $440.00 pr.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    Have you heard Vandersteen? There is a set of 2CE sig for $600.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    erniejade wrote: »
    Have you heard Vandersteen? There is a set of 2CE sig for $600.

    Not in a very long time Brian, where did you see them ?
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    Or Elac? https://tmraudio.com/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/elac-debut-2-0-f6-2-floorstanding-speakers-df62-black-pair/

    The vandies I sent to you in a facebook message. Might be able to get him down a little as well. let me know if the message didn't go through.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    edited February 2020
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    edited February 2020
    Ohh...those Revels happened to be one of my all time favs too. Dang you Marv, now I have to check the couch cushions....again.

    Brian, got it thanks. They are in Fort Wayne Indiana though. I can't drive that far yet, medical reasons and all that.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's