My budget is AROUND (within couple hundred) AUD$1000. To give you an idea of approx exchange rates etc, the speakers I can get for AUD$600 (on special from AUD$1000) the AX-396 is worth AUD$600 and the RX-396 is worth AUD$500
The best system I've hard as far as musical clarity goes has to be the Paradigm focus series of bookshelf speakers (AUD$650) with a NAD amp (dont know exactly what kind but it was worth AUD$600) although I could not get the 'pumping bass' if i ever wanted it, also they didn't seem to go as loud, but since i will be using them in a VERY small space ie my bedroom then that doesn't really matter.
Oh BTW i am NOT looking for a home entertainment package. CDs only have 2 channels (stereo) so why do i need 5 speakers?
If ANYONE can give me some advice on speakers or speaker/amp combination that i might like to look at (preferably staying around my budgeted area) then please append
NOTE: AUD$ = australian dollars (just incase you didn't know)
Bronze MemberUsername: Lockaudio801
Post Number: 78
Option A : ARCAM DIVA 85 ($1,200.00)
PROAC REFERENCE 8 SIGNATURE SERIES
Option B : ROTEL RA-02
MISSION 780 SE
Option C : ROTEL 971 MK.2 ( $150.00)
MISSION M74 ( $250.00 )
Please check you local dealer prices and ask for a demo.