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Old 07-28-2008, 09:34 AM   #61  
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Did anyone say Martin Logan yet? Another cream of the crop speaker manyfacturer.
Certainly, but only one of sooo many! There is a master list somewhere.. of the most reputable. I will post it if I find it again.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:32 AM   #62  
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I believe that your speaker system add as much to your HD system experience as your Video components do and with this in mind you should give them as much selection choice attention as you have to selecting your other components. You can watch a movie, but without a quality sound dispersement system you cannot truly appreciate the Audio experience intended by the producers to complete the total HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE. With that in mind, you should first determine your budget, keeping in mind that a quality sound system is a somewhat expensive investment try to allow as much as possible for your purchase. Second determine if your sound system will be strictly for HT use or will they be used for musical reproduction also. Now try to determine space requirements and power handling capabilites. Now you should be better prepared to start auditioning systems always bring your own selection of Video and Audio media to use as a comparision tool ( as most dealers have pre-selected material that is often biased and used to enhance their products) Listen to their suggestions but do not allow them to pressure you with sales pitches. If possible take someone with you who will be an unbiased assistance offering some imput regarding their impressions 4 ears are better than 2 they may hear something you missed or overlooked. And most importantly YOU MAKE YOUR SELECTION BASED ON WHAT YOU WANT AND ARE HAPPY WITH, because ultimately that's who counts the most. Good Luck

BTW I believe that Athena, Mirage and Klipsch speaker systems are all members of the Klipsch Group Companies, in Canada. And if i'm not mistaking they also produce many other brands of speakers from their Canadian Facilities.
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I am very partial to PSB and Paradigm both great speakers and both are Canadian companies.
Huge PSB fan here, I am still saving up for the matching center and surrounds to my T-65s... I liked Paradigm a lot also but I found the best deal on PSB that I could not pass up.. Paradigm is not for everyone though, they are a very flat speaker, but very true.. Most people I know, like a more colourful speaker like JM labs Focal...

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Did anyone say Martin Logan yet? Another cream of the crop speaker manyfacturer.
Martin Logans are magnificent if you like standing in one spot while listening to them

No, but really they are THE most hard to place speaker I have EVER heard/played with.. Its a night and day difference if you are not in the sweet spot, so if you have a room with very little in it and have the room to place it precisely than these are it.. Plus they look cool as S***, a conversation piece they are for sure..
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Huge PSB fan here, I am still saving up for the matching center and surrounds to my T-65s... I liked Paradigm a lot also but I found the best deal on PSB that I could not pass up.. Paradigm is not for everyone though, they are a very flat speaker, but very true.. Most people I know, like a more colourful speaker like JM labs Focal...



Martin Logans are magnificent if you like standing in one spot while listening to them

No, but really they are THE most hard to place speaker I have EVER heard/played with.. Its a night and day difference if you are not in the sweet spot, so if you have a room with very little in it and have the room to place it precisely than these are it.. Plus they look cool as S***, a conversation piece they are for sure..

I too am looking to upgrade to the Image series centre to match my Image 3LR's that I have up front.
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The rat from long Island is spot on (post #62). We should make it a sticky for people thinking about hi def. Succinct and well thought out.
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The rat from long Island is spot on (post #62). We should make it a sticky for people thinking about hi def. Succinct and well thought out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:54 AM   #67  
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Just a sampling.....

A2T France
Acoustic Energy UK
Acoustics of Finland Finland
ADAM Audio Germany
Advance Acoustic France
Alesis USA
Altec Lansing USA
Apertura France
Ascend Acoustics USA
Ascendo GmbH Germany
ASW-Loudspeaker Germany
ATC UK
Atlantis Acoustique France
Atlas Sound, LP USA
Artcoustic Loudspeakers Denmark
Atlantic Technology USA
Atohm France
AUDAX France
AUDES Estonia
AUDIAZ Germany
Audio Artistry USA
Audio Products International Canada
Audiotop Italy
Audiovox USA
Audivation Norway
AuraSound China
Aurum Cantus China
AV123 USA
Avalon Acoustics USA
AVI UK
Axiom Audio Canada
B&C Speakers Italy
Bang & Olufsen Denmark
BC Acoustique France
Beauhorn UK
Behringer Germany
Blaupunkt Germany
BMS Germany
Bolzano Villetri Italy
Bose USA
Boston Acoustics USA
Bowers & Wilkins UK
Bravox Brazil
Bruno Henry Acoustique France
Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH Germany
Cabasse France
Canton Germany
Celestion UK/China
Cerwin-Vega Malaysia
Chario Italy
Coda Audio Germany
Community Professional Loudspeakers USA
Creative Singapore
Cyramyx England
d&b Audiotechnik Germany
Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries (Dali) Denmark
Danley Sound Labs USA
D.A.S. Audio Spain
Davis Acoustics France
Dayton Loudspeaker USA
dB Technologies Italy
Definitive Technology USA
Diapason Italy
Divatech France
Duevel Germany
Duntech Australia
Dynaudio Denmark
Dynavoice Sweden
Earthquake Sound USA
EAW USA
Edifier Canada/China
Egglestonworks USA
Elac Germany
Electro-Voice USA
Electrocompaniet Norway
Elipson France
Eltek Norway
Emerald Physics USA
Eminence Speaker USA
Emotiva Audio USA
Energy Speaker Systems Canada
EONA ADRaudio Slovenia
ERA USA
er acoustics France
Event USA
Everest France
Fane Acoustics Limited UK
FBT Italy
Focal (formerly JMLab) France
Forsman Norway
FOSTEX Japan
Funktion One UK
Gallo Acoustics USA
Gamut Denmark
Genelec Finland
Genesis USA
Göbel Audio Germany
Harbeth UK
Harman Kardon USA
Hemp Acoustics Canada
Highland France
Hiquphon Denmark
Huff Loudspeaker Co. USA
HUMAN Speakers USA
HSU Research USA
Image (NZ)
Infinity Speakers USA
Jamo Denmark
JBL USA
Jean-Marie Reynaud France
JLA France
Kelinac France
Kea Audio New Zealand
KEF UK
KLH USA
Klipsch Audio Technologies USA
Krix Australia
Koda China
Krell USA
KS Digital Germany
L-Acoustics France
Legacy Audio USA
Legend Acoustics Australia
Linn Products UK
Lipinski Sound USA
Lithos Acoustics India
Logitech USA
Lowther Loudspeakers UK
M & K USA
Mackie USA
Magico USA
Magnat Switzerland
Magnepan USA
Manger Audio UK
Marten Sweden
Martin Audio UK
MartinLogan USA
Master Audio Spain
MBL Germany
McCauley Sound USA
McIntosh Laboratory USA
Meyer Sound USA
Minneapolis Speaker Company USA
Midgard Audio Norway
Mirage USA
Mitek/MTX USA
Mission UK
Monitor Audio UK
Morel Israel
Mordaunt-Short UK
Mosquito France
Mulidine France
Naim UK
NCA Laboratories USA
Newform Research USA
NEXO France
NHT Loudspeakers USA
nOrh Loudspeaker Ltd. Thailand
North Creek (kits) USA
OE-One Switzerland
Opus UK
ORB Audio USA
ORCA/Focal France
Orpheus Australia
Outlaw Audio USA
Oxford USA
Paradigm Electronics Canada
Penaudio Finland
Phase Technology USA
ΦPHI Hi-Fi Innovation South Africa
Piega SA Switzerland
Pierre-Etienne Léon France
Peak Bay Unknown
Philips the Netherlands
Podium Sound UK
Polk Audio USA
Pro-Linear Electronics Canada
Proac UK
Proel Italy
Professional Audio Systems (PAS) USA
Proson Sweden
PSB Speakers Canada
Q Acoustics UK
QLN Sweden
QSC Audio USA
Quad Electroacoustics UK
Quadral Germany
Radio Shack USA
Rega UK
REL Acoustics UK
Renkus-Heinz USA
Revel USA
Rockport Technologies USA
Rogers UK
SEAS Fabrikker AS Norway
Selenium (company) Brazil
Servodrive USA
Shermann Audio UK
Snell Acoustics USA
Song Audio Canada
Sonicweld USA
Sonodyne India
Sonus Faber Italy
Sonique Audio Australia
Sound Precision Sweden
Sound Projects the Netherlands
Spendor UK
Stage Accompany (SA) the Netherlands
Sunfire USA
SVS USA
Tang Band China
Tangent Audio Denmark
Tannoy UK
Technomad USA
Teledyne USA
THIEL Audio Products Company USA
Tonsil Poland
Totem Acoustic Canada
Triad USA
Triangle Electroacoustique France
Turbosound UK
Tymphany/Peerless/Vifa/Scan-Sp eak Denmark
Usher Audio Technology Taiwan
VAF Australia
Vandersteen Audio USA
Velodyne USA
Verity Audio Canada
Vivid Audio South Africa
Von Schweikert USA
Wharfedale Loudspeakers UK
Whatmough Australia
Wilson Audio USA
Wilson Benesch UK
XTZ Sweden
Yamaha Japan
Yorkville Canada
Zu Audio USA

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Add RBH and BG Radia.... I really believe there is no end to the list.
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Klipsch started out in 1946 and is in Hope Arkansas USA, the older Klipsch speakers all came from Hope Arkansas. Now Klipsch has manufacturing in both Hope, Arkansas and Dongguan, China. Their higher end speakers still come from Hope Arkansas. Klipsch is an outstanding speaker which is one of the best for both home theater and excellent live music sound.
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HI ALL, WOW THAT IS ALLOT OF manufacturers
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Yep, so many speakers and so little time...
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If you can pick only one brand, which would it be from that list?

To take away some of the variables pick a set of speakers for a two channel stereo system
Consider the overall performance, quality, value, design, and any other factors that make it stand out from the pack.

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[QUOTE=soupnazi;666538]If you can pick only one brand, which would it be from that list?

There are several I could live with very comfortably. I found that out when listening to several different brands when I selected my Dali. I would love to go up the Mentor or Helicon series, but budget considerations aside, they would be overpowering for my present room.
Which is another consideration.

From a listening standpoint the higher end of B&W, Dynaudio, Monitor Audio and Paradigm I could learn to live with in a matter of minutes.

I would have a problem just picking one that was different than what I have now. I can easily name another half dozen that I did not even mention.
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If you can pick only one brand, which would it be from that list?

To take away some of the variables pick a set of speakers for a two channel stereo system
Consider the overall performance, quality, value, design, and any other factors that make it stand out from the pack.
in dreamworld, i'd love to own a pair of Avantgarde Acoustics Trio's (with nice tube amps and a turntable.) Since i have neither the space nor the money, right now i'd pick ADAM audio. Actually just bought five Adam Audio A7 studio monitors for my HT setup.

They combine studio neutrality with musicality, if musicality is on the source. I also like these kind of active speakers for the many technical advantages they have.
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in dreamworld, i'd love to own a pair of Avantgarde Acoustics Trio's
My friend used to have a pair of Avantgarde DUOs
They where absolutely amazing. I never heard anything so clear and realistic. Goosebumps just thinking about them. Alas he sold them. He was living in a dream world for a while anyways. He now has some Paradigm studio speakers which he says he is very happy with because they are more suited for his home theater.

It's a tough decision to make without being familiar with all the brands.
I bet some people would pick Bose because they are a popular brand.
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