hello to everyone in home audio, im looking for some well-engineered speakers for max $1000 for a pair. i want them to run off of the standard resistance for home audio, and be pretty loud, with good quality while doing so. either way, im going to be running them through a 9-band equalizer. keep in mind im using akai speakers from 1984 right now, and they sound really good to me through the equalizer. (they sound really flat when i dont use it) anyways, any suggestions and links would be appreciated.
The RT10s are not bad at all though a bit overpriced, I usually see them going for close to $1000 a pair which I honestly don't think they're worth.
I'd choose Paradigms in that price range, or better yet a $600 SVS sub with a $400 pair of quality bookshelves.
Just my 2 cents; have never heard a TRUE full-range floorstander under $2000/pair that didn't screw up the mids and highs in exchange for the extra bass...but who knows, they might exist somewhere out there.
It depends on what he is looking for in speakers. He has yet to describe the speaker qualities that he desires.
If he's building a kickazz movie theater or wants to crank some ACDC, look no further than the CVs......Heh
I find it interesting that none of you have inquired about his listening habits before throwing recommendations around willy-nilly. At this point, all you really know is that he's running a 2-channel system and he wants 'good floorstanding'.........whatever that means is yet to be determined. At this point, it could be anything from boutique micros to the behemoth Cerwin Vegas or anything inbetween.
Ditch the 9-band EQ before upgrading speakers. Don't use it when comparing speakers, as it adds phase distortion to the system, making it very difficult to discern differences between speakers. The more you have in the signal path, the worse the signal gets. My .02 anyway. Good luck.
i listen to all types of music, except country, i probably listen to music about 90% of my day, no joke. pop, techno, rap/hiphop, any type of rock, im pretty much an all-rounder.. i don't care about home theatre as i don't watch many movies, but i love to listen to as much music as i can.
"im looking for some well-engineered speakers for max $1000 for a pair" If your really interested in engineering in speakers, do yourself a favor and read the following article. It's one of the best I have read, and it will change the way you look/listen to speakers.