- Apr 10, 2021
If you're looking in that $2500 range, my list is as follows:
Buchardt S400 MKII
Arendal 1723 Monitor
Selah Purezza (RIP)
PSB Synchrony B600
Up to $3k:
Paradigm Founder 40B
Your OP says you listen "at a meter or two". Is it one meter or two? That makes a big difference with waveguided speakers. In fact, most of these I would not consider at 1 meter, some not even at 2. If you're really that close I would consider KEF LS50 Meta.
I am really curious about the Paradigm Founder 40B. Have you seen any measurements yet?
Ordered the Buchardt S400 MKII. Coming sometime 2022 ?? I am in a near field situation. Will see how that works out.
Did have Technics SB-C700 here for a couple months. Really enjoyed it.