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List of Amir's Recommended Speakers, for Canadians

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This thread is intended for Canadian shoppers, looking to purchase speakers.

Inspiration for this thread:
- Since I tend to visit the same websites everyday to check for a deal, I figure I'd share this info to save others time

Limitations of this thread:
- I'm only posting links for speakers that you can buy directly.
- For certain brands like Revel or JBL, most dealers/resellers don't have a page for each speaker model, so they just specify they're a "Revel authorized dealer". See my list of Canadian speaker resellers/dealers.

Items I'm not including:
- Wharfedale Diamond 220 [with Golfing/Soccer Award]. No longer sold in Canada.
- Revel M55XC (Outdoor speaker) [with Golfing/Soccer Award]. Not for traditional 5.1 channel system, but for outdoors.
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Highly Recommended Passive Speakers (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Passive speakers that received the "Golfing/Soccer Panther Award"

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Elac DBR-62 (Normally CDN$700/pair) (But sometimes on sale for CDN$600/pair)
- Black: amazon, audiofi, baybloorradio, crutchfield, hifipro, creativeaudio, stardeals, classicsound, yana-online, elac.com, extremeelectronics
- White: amazon, audiofi, baybloorradio, crutchfield, hifipro, creativeaudio, stardeals, classicsound, yana-online, elac.com, extremeelectronics
Note: elac.com will show Canadian pricing when you go through checkout
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Polk S30 Center (Normally CDN$370/ea or CDN$740/pair). (Was CDN$270/ea during 2021 winter holidays on amazon.ca)
- Black: sherpagroupav, bosssound, visions, avgearshop, crutchfield.ca, amazon.ca, bestbuy
- Walnut: amazon.ca
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Revel M16 (Normally CDN$1300/pair) (Saw on sale for CDN$1200/pair from laliberte) (US$900/pair retail => CDN$1145/pair equivalent)
- Black: acoustic-tech , thomastv, updatetvandstereo, glubes, quebecacoustic, laliberteelectronique
- White: glubes, acoustic-tech, thomastv, updatetvandstereo, quebecacoustic
Note: A lot of dealers/resellers don't include a direct link for this model, so you'll have to contact them to find whether they sell it.
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Revel M105 (CDN$???)(US$1500/pair retail => CDN$1911/pair equivalent)
- quebecacoustic
Note: A lot of dealers/resellers don't include a direct link for this model, so you'll have to contact them to find whether they sell it.
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Revel F35 (Normally CDN$2400/pair) (Saw on sale for CDN$2200/pair from laliberte)(US$1600/pair retail => CDN$2038/pair equivalent)
- Black: thomastv, quebecacoustic, laliberteelectronique, updatetvandstereo
- White: thomastv, quebecacoustic, laliberteelectronique, updatetvandstereo
Note: A lot of dealers/resellers don't include a direct link for this model, so you'll have to contact them to find whether they sell it.
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Revel M106 (CDN$???)(US$2000/pair retail => CDN$2548/pair equivalent)
- quebecacoustic
Note: A lot of dealers/resellers don't include a direct link for this model, so you'll have to contact them to find whether they sell it.
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Highly Recommended Active Speakers (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Active speakers that received the "Golfing/Soccer Panther Award"
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Adam T5V (Normally CDN$280/ea) (Sometimes on sale for 10-15%, when certain dealers/resellers offer storewide sale)
- amazon, avshop, cosmomusic, economik, gsbts, long-mcquade, moogaudio, musiccitycanada, musiquegagne, stevesmusic, tomleesmusic
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Genelec 8010A (Normally CDN$400/ea) (Sometimes on sale for 10-15%, when certain dealers/resellers offer storewide sale)
- Black: amazon, avshop, economik, gsbts, long-mcquade, moogaudio, musiccitycanada, musiquegagne, tomleemusic
- White: economik, musiccitycanada, long-mcquade
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Genelec 8320A (Normally CDN$650/ea) (Sometimes on sale for 10-15%, when certain dealers/resellers offer storewide sale)
- Black: long-mcquade
- Grey: long-mcquade, moogaudio, musiquegagne, economik, avshop, tomleemusic, gsbts
- Raw: long-mcquade, gsbts
- White: long-mcquade, gsbts
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Genelec 8030C (Normally CDN$790/ea) (Sometimes on sale for 10-15%, when certain dealers/resellers offer storewide sale)
- Black: amazon, avshop, economik, gsbts, long-mcquade, moogaudio, musiccitycanada, musiquegagne, bestbuy(avshop)
- White: long-mcquade, musiccitycanada, musiquegagne
- Raw: long-mcquade
Im assuming it's the same quality as 8030C, but with a digital input
- Black: avshop, economik, gsbts, moogaudio, long-mcquade, musiquegagne
- White: gsbts, long-mcquade
- Raw: gsbts, long-mcquade
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Neumann KH 310A (Normally CDN$2860/ea) (Sometimes on sale for 10-15%, when certain dealers/resellers offer storewide sale)
- avshop, economik, gsbts, long-mcquade, musiccitycanada, stevesmusic, tomleemusic
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JBL 708P (Normally CDN$3200/ea)(Sometimes on sale for CDN$2650/ea) (Sometimes on sale for 10-15%, when certain dealers/resellers offer storewide sale)
- amazon.ca, long-mcquade, avshop, musiccitycanada, economik.com
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Dealers/Resellers that had 10-15% off sales during Christmas season of 2020 (sorted A-Z):
- acclaim-music
- avshop
- musiccitycanada
- musiquegagne
As of March 01, 2021, Genelec increased pricing across their entire lineup for the Canadian market.
8010 went up by 14%, from CDN$350/ea to CDN$400/ea (only CDN$36/ea cheaper than US pricing equivalent)
8030 went up by 13%, from CDN$700/ea to CDN$790/ea (only CDN$92/ea cheaper than US pricing equivalent)
8330 went up by 20%, from CDN$856/ea to CDN$1025/ea (only CDN$110/ea cheaper than US pricing equivalent)
8040 went up by 13%, from CDN$1100/ea to CDN$1250/ea (only CDN$230/ea cheaper than US pricing equivalent)
8351B went up by 17%, from CDN$4300/ea to CDN$5050/ea (actually CDN$5/ea more expensive than US pricing equivalent)
Changelog:
2020-12-30: Added first 11 speakers
2021-01-13: Added resellers that had 10-15% off sales (from Christmas season of 2020).
2021-01-15: Added small photos of each speaker
2021-02-01: Added JBL 708P
2021-04-24: Added disclaimer about Genelec pricing increases
2021-05-17: Added Genelec 8351b
2021-05-30: Added Genelec 8320A
2021-07-11: Added Polk S30 Center, Kef LSX, Genelec 8330A (since it's a great option)
 
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This thread is intended for Canadian shoppers, looking to purchase speakers.


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Highly Recommended Passive Speakers (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Passive speakers that received the "Golfing/Soccer Panther Award"

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Highly Recommended Active Speakers (sorted CDN $-$$):
- Active speakers that received the "Golfing/Soccer Panther Award"
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Too bad Genelec raised their prices, we were getting some really good deals.
 

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