Since know one here bit on my Marantz SR5400 AVR, DV6400 universal player, and CC4300 cd changer, I think I'll keep 'em. So that means I'm only shy a speaker system from having a full second setup. I may not do it right away but I'm looking for ideas. The speaker must be petite and wall mountable (though not in-wall). It's a second system probably for the bedroom so no comments on the petite part ok Paul.
well you know what my recommendation would be: a pair of Ascend CBM-170s, $340 shipped and maybe $20 return shipping in the unlikely event you dislike them. And yes they are certainly wall-mountable. You will need a sub though.
Ulterior motive: I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on an A/B comparison with your Paradigm Studio (20?) speakers!
Ofcourse I will consider the Ascends. So far with the research that I've done it seems that the Ascend sound is somewhere between the Monitor series and the Reference. I haven't found anyone willing to say that they sounded as good or better than the Reference speakers. For the price however they would be more than good enough. One consideration thoough is what room they will go in. If it is the bedroom I will need something smaller yet, if we move and it is in say a family room then Ascends may fit the bill. Then again I may have to try out those speakers Jan suggested. Read his recommendation carefully and you will see the humor. I about pi$$ed my pants when I checked the link and read the speakers special features.