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    Default Choosing The Right Speakers!

    I have a KRELL KSA80 POWER AMP. and a KRELL KSP 7B PRE-AMP. Can anyone suggest a good pair of BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS?
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    Totem Mani-2 Signature

    Please tell us our budget, then people will be able to help you, or else you'll have a lot of 6000$+ pair of speakers in this thread
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    Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM705
    Integrated amplifier: NAD C326BEE
    Source : HTPC Using JRiver Media Center
    DAC: Musical Fidelity V-DAC (S/PDIF)

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    One thing's for sure.
    Once you've chosen the right speakers, choosing the left ones becomes very easy.
    cristo

    NAD C 545BEE cd player, Philips AF877 turntable / Shure V15V-MR with JICO SAS stylus,
    Tascam 122 mkIII cassette deck, Harman Kardon 3480 receiver, Terk FM-50 antenna in the attic,
    Soundcraftsmen SE550 stereo equalizer, Polk Monitor 10a speakers
    (with Sonicraft/Solen/Mills crossover rebuild)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristo View Post
    One thing's for sure.
    Once you've chosen the right speakers, choosing the left ones becomes very easy.
    Lol, made me laugh out loud in my cube

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    Nice one cristo... ;)

    Considering your electronics price, I could try to make a very small list comprised of my "best pick" when I listened to a lot of "too pricey for me" speakers. Depending on your budget, you might try to find :

    Totem Rainmaker - around 1000$
    PSB Synchrony Two B - Around 1500$. Those were exceptional if you want my opinion, great imaging, somewhat neutral sound and no boominess. Not a lot of bass, but it was punchy, tight and accurate.
    Mordaunt Short Mezzo 2 - around 900$, not a lot of bass, but that's a bookshelf. Good speaker with a lot of detail.
    B&W PM1 - Around 2500$ maybe (3000$ here in Canada) : Those were incredible IMO, but it may be overpriced. I was sitting, and didn't want to go away after I began listening to them. Sure, I was used to listen to a pair of 200$ bookshelf, so anything was better than what I had. However, it's look might not suit your tastes.

    Didn't listen to them, but as we're in a Polk forum:
    Polk LSiM703 - around 1500$ for a pair. Great unofficial reviews so far.

    If your budget is under 500$, which I doubt, go grab a pair of Polk LSi9 before they're gone

    I suggest that you could try to read reviews from Whathifi and stereophile. It could help you get a glimpse of information, and cut out of your list speakers that don't match your tastes and budget. Everything is subjective, but you could get a list of best picks from people who may be more picky than I am.
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    Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM705
    Integrated amplifier: NAD C326BEE
    Source : HTPC Using JRiver Media Center
    DAC: Musical Fidelity V-DAC (S/PDIF)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristo View Post
    One thing's for sure.
    Once you've chosen the right speakers, choosing the left ones becomes very easy.
    Bada-Bing!

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    On second thought, I think it sounds better the other way around,

    First, get a really good left one, then choosing the right speaker will be very easy.
    cristo

    NAD C 545BEE cd player, Philips AF877 turntable / Shure V15V-MR with JICO SAS stylus,
    Tascam 122 mkIII cassette deck, Harman Kardon 3480 receiver, Terk FM-50 antenna in the attic,
    Soundcraftsmen SE550 stereo equalizer, Polk Monitor 10a speakers
    (with Sonicraft/Solen/Mills crossover rebuild)

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