Just to have fun with, to keep a while - maybe for a couple of years.
Range of price? Not really sure ---
Lets say I wanted to spend roughly 1-2,500 a pair. I don't mind saving up for a year or so to have a pair of fun speakers to dick around with...
Whats the goal?
A product that pushes the envelope. I mean absolutely does something different and better than anyone else.
I'm not looking to get these anytime soon as I obviously have other obligations in my current system to take care of.
I'm thinking late 2008, early to mid 2009. But I want to start looking now and get an idea of what I can get in this price range.
My top choice as of right now is by far is Gallo Acoustics. I am intrigued by his engineering of the drivers with their natural roll off and little crossover work. This is something I really like.
My second choice is Martin Logan --- and looks like I can get into ML for very little money. This would obviously be to have a different sound.
And basically all rolled into one is...
Wilson Audio, Avalon, JM Lab, Von schweikert, Totem
Then speakers I wouldnt mind trying brings up -
Polk Audio SDA and VMPS.
I say VMPS because I like the idea, but I don't like Brian. Haha, if it werent for Brian, they'd be up with number one with the ribbon tweeter.
But in all honesty, the closer to 1,000 it is - the more I will like it. I know the Gallo Ref 3.1 cost around 2,000 a pair used -- which is fine. With the engineering involved in those things, Id spend 2 grand - take some time. But thats fine.
Just looking for brands and opinions on the brands mentioned.