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    Ok sounds odd but the girlfriend is going to buy me a set of speakers for christmas just trying to figure out what set to get. This is the list i came up with so far.
    B & W CDM1NT
    Polk Lsi9
    Sonus Faber Concertino's
    JmLab Electra 906 or Cobalt 806
    Any thoughts guys.
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    All good, but all different in their own way. My personal preference choice would be the Electra 906's by a wide margin, but only if used with a tube integrated amp (Jolida, etc) as a starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhermance
    Ok sounds odd but the girlfriend is going to buy me a set of speakers for christmas just trying to figure out what set to get. This is the list i came up with so far.
    B & W CDM1NT
    Polk Lsi9
    Sonus Faber Concertino's
    JmLab Electra 906 or Cobalt 806
    Any thoughts guys.

    It really depends on your music preference. I have the CDM1NT's used as surrounds. Very good speaker for everything except hard rock. The Polk's would probably be the best bang for the buck. Sonus Faber are excellent but very expensive. I think the B&W's or Polks would give you most of thier performance for a fraction of the price. I am not familiar with the JM's so I cannot comment. One thing for sure, they all like nice clean power, especially the Polks at 4ohm.
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    That's a loaded question....try and buy something noone has, would be my suggestion. If you follow the pack all the time, you'll never get anywhere.

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    Well in that case i think i may get a set of cain & cain abby's they look cool and the reviews sound pretty good. Has anyone personally heard them. I am going to be trying out a set of CDM1NT's in a couple of days a friend has a set.
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    Totem Dreamcatcher Center
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    Polk R15 Surrounds
    Audioquest Cables
    Panamax 5510-PRO AC Regenerator
    Monster Cable HTS 2500 MKII power cleaner
    Nordost Blue Heaven Interconnects

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    I'm sure BMDP will drop in, in regards to the Abby....get ready for tubes.

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