the obvious choice for those in the US...BMR Towers from Philharmonic Audio should be in this list.
Good catch. There is also model difference between the Revel F35 (<=Concerta2 line) and F206/F208 (<=Performa3 line).Well with dealer discounts, Revel F206 and F208's fit in the below $4k range.
What do you consider full range? Many consider f3 in the mid low 30hz range full range as that covers most all music, except pipe organ and electronic. Getting true 20hz performance with $4k is darn near impossible unless you consider used.Based on @MKR post for "Full range floorstanders ~1500 budget" with 9 pages of suggestions for that category; I thought to start another similar thread but with a bump in price to $4000/pair
Currently, I have no need for replacement speakers but I am hoping that we can all chip in and provide suggestions for those that may be in the hunt.
I am on my 3rd set of Vandersteen's 2Cs and they have become like the proverbial family pet.
When an improved Vandy 2C model comes out, I sell my older pair on craigslist and buy a replacement pair.
I hope this thread becomes useful for others.
just to make myself clear. 948 is a good speaker. I own a pair so I'm heavily biased. If it can compete with other speakers under $4000 range, I don't know (it sells for $6000-7000 in the US so I guess it does?). But in EU you can buy it for less than 2000 EUR. ~1500 if you are patient.You don't buy 948 for more than 2000 eur per pair. just don't
I've had the exact same view, but having used floorstanders for a few years, I came around. Now I favor bookshelves.But they are still not floorstanders. Personally I don't like the idea of bookshelf speakers used on stands because they are wasting useful space where could be speaker boxes (like a larger box) but there is just stands.
I also prefer the bookshelves (closed, active, DSP). You can make a modular system, and instead of stands, you place under the bookshelves the base-modules or subwoofers, and you have a "modular-floor-standers", like me (I made small alu-stands to have the right height of tweeters):The only downside is having to buy stands, which I view as wasted money for the exact same reason you outlined, but still.
What are the speakers for that are inside your cabinet?I also prefer the bookshelves (closed, active, DSP). You can make a modular system, and instead of stands, you place under the bookshelves the base-modules or subwoofers, and you have a "modular-floor-standers", like me (I made a small alu-stands to have the right height of tweeters):
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Yes, I thought of that, but then you might want to experiment with subwoofer placement, and will most likely find that the best placement for the subs is not coincident with the speaker stands.you place under the bookshelves the base-modules or subwoofers, and you have a "modular-floor-standers"
These boxes are (for me exceptionally) not DIY, and the setup is more than 7 years old. The bookshelves are Abacus A10 (closed, active, DSP) - they take care of 120-12k Hz. On are the Tannoy Super-Tweeter ST-100 for >12k Hz. Underneath are the A.T.C. ATL3 subwoofers for 30-120Hz (closed, active, and regulated - the German specialty from (RIP) Klaus Gruber - the German subwoofer/acoustics guru - the best, the oldest, and probably most expensive piece of my audio gears). I think the speakers from Abacus are Visaton, and from A.T.C. I've forgotten, but I can check it. There are also for <30 Hz some special DIY-subs.What are the speakers for that are inside your cabinet?
Thanks! Yes, it's a Pioneer FM radio. Sorry, the photo is circa 6 years old! I shall make a new one. The radio and the SONY cassette deck is now connected to my UNF-setup1 (link below). Sometimes I use one or the other, not only for fun .That's a nice rack! What's in the middle of the rightmost stack, is that FM radio? Pioneer?
I love your aluminium stands, too.
Can't resist asking -what else could you use them for in 2022, if not for fun?not only for fun
I think, it's now right off-topic. But you are right, all radio stations and millions of music-pieces are now available digital on demand. There is a kind of nostalgia, to listen to the old cassettes and radio broadcast fully analog, with perhaps a lot of quality decrease. For me to play (and care for) with the old gears is a part of the play, the same, perhaps, that many of ASR-er do with LP's and turntables?Can't resist asking -what else could you use them for in 2022, if not for fun?