Best Floor standing Speakers for audio setup
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I'd like to have some suggestions for 800$ ish pair of Floor standing Speakers for an audio setup (CD & Turntable) with Pre-amp / Amp.
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boMD
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Sep 22, 2016
This is a decent list with a few floorstanding options: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2016-editors-choice-awards-loudspeakers-500-1000/
The Kef Q500s are really nice.
Also, the new Polk Signature series coming out next month looks really promising for the price point.
Cheers!
MrAperture
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Sep 25, 2016
Oh wow the KEF Q500 are exactly the style I want ot go for, does anyone has ever tried them?
boMD
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Sep 26, 2016
I haven't listened to the Q500s, but I have listened too the bookshelf monitors from the same series, along with many other Kef speakers.
Kef does a good job translating a lot of engineering from their higher end, signature lines, down threw their more accessibly priced speakers. I am big fan of their loudspeakers.
That said, like I mentioned I haven't actually listened to the Q500s, but if they're like their little sisters, the Q300, I would imagine they articulate nicely with a wider range and soundstage.
In that price range I would look at the following ID retailers:
http://emotiva.com/products/emotiva/loudspeakers
https://www.chanemusiccinema.com/chane-loudspeakers
http://www.htd.com/Products/tower-speakers
I have the older reference line from emotiva and this new line looks interesting. I have friends that own Arx/Chane and HTD and they are highly pleased with their purchases. I have heard the Chane/Arx and can back those up with personal experience. I've never been disappointed with my Emotiva gear, most of what I own is past it's warranty period (5 years) and still working like a champ.