General Speaker Advice and Recommendations

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by shotgunshane, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. ofilippov

    ofilippov Acquaintance

    Mar 16, 2018
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    I was told by the person, who had a lot of experience with Focals, that many of their models need a lot of amplifier balls to wake them up. And that's not quite intuitive, considering Focal measurements. Similar thing with Tannoy.
  2. shuto

    shuto Rando

    Mar 1, 2017
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    New Jersey
    After selling my Kef Q150 at the recommendation of people here, I'm considering selling my Klipsch Rp-160m bookshelf speakers and RP-440 center channel, to be replaced by a pair of floorstanding ones.

    Which speakers should I be considering, used or refurbished, preferably? Seating position is going to be about 8-9 feet, depending on how close to the wall the speakers need to be. I'll mostly use it for heavy music, so speed, dynamics and clarity are important. Initially, I'll power them with a Denon Avr but will upgrade the amp after I get the speakers.

    I'm hoping to stay under $1000 used. Would pay maybe a bit more for something refurbished or b-stock with a warranty.

    Also, should I only consider towers with 8-inch woofers? I started looking into the Focal Chora 826, but it only has a 6.5-inch woofer, which is what's in my current bookshelf speakers. A pair would run about $1600, which sounds like a lot for speakers with a small woofer. Am I looking at this wrong?


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