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I love my Amazings! They were a little easier to find than the AL iii's. although you might have to recone/replace the drivers due to the surrounds deteriorating.
I usually run anything I find by the guys here on the forum, they will steer you in the right direction.
Living Room/main System:
Sunfire TGP IV
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Cerwin Vega HED's
Pioneer 100 disk changer
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500
+1 on what Angelo said. My experience with the ALIII's is only second hand, but judging by the comments posted here on the forums, they must be outstanding speakers! My experience with Polk Audio is from owning them, and has been outstanding. As you can see by my sig. I have several sets. It's a hard choice, but have to say the favorite of them all is the Polk SDA 2B. With all the tweaks, upgrades and rebuilding the crossovers, I have close to $900 invested in these speakers. They will out perform many of the newer designs costing far more.
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Carver: TFM-45, PST-24 Cassette, Extra Carver Gear: CT-6, C-11 (S/N 00001).
Polk Audio: Mains SRS 2.1TL, Center CSiA6, Surrounds FXiA6 and FXiA4, Sub DSW MicroPro 1000, Extra Speakers SDA 2A, SDA 2Btl, Monitor 10A.
Turntable: Dual CS 714Q
Bluray/SACD: Oppo BDP 83SE
CD: Sony 330 300 Disk changer
slidero8 wrote:The other speakers I was considreing were klipsch and some I have been really checking into is the magneplaner maggies
I've owned Magnepan MMG's, 1.5's, 1.6's, 1.7's, 2.7's and listened to the earlier 3.x series with the true ribbon tweeter.
They all have the Magnepan "family" sound and are not rock n roll speakers. The 1.6's and 1.7's are very good, a bit light in the low end and won't go as loud in the extreme as other speakers but they do everything else very well. The 3.x Maggies have a bit better low end but unless you have a large room I would probably not recommend them because the ribbon tweeter can be a bit bright and attention getting in a smaller room. I've had the 1.x maggies in very small rooms and they do very well, they just need to be pulled out from the wall a few feet for better bass response.
I own Klipsch Chorus II's now and can recommend them if you prefer a "you are there" presentation and they have good bass response. Mid-range and vocals lack the Magnepan smoothness and delicacy though.
Harder to find used and a bit more expensive but giving a good combination of the Magnepan and Klipsch sound are the Legacy brand speakers, such as the Classic, Signature and Focus speakers. If you can find any of those for a good price used I'd strongly suggest looking into them. I picked up a pair of their small Studio speakers - might be the best $200 I've ever spent.
Sunfire Ultimate Receiver (thanks jjptkd!)
Sunfire Theater Grand Processor (with original remote!)
Klipsch Chorus II's
Sony CA70ES 5-disc changer
Sony SACD 5-disc changer
slidero8 wrote:Thanks for all the information, There are some polk sda around, kind of feel foolish. I read and spend a lot of time looking at set ups and i had never heard of the sda's. They actually look like what I was thinking of, now to see if they sound how I was thinking. The other speakers I was considreing were klipsch and some I have been really checking into is the magneplaner maggies
I've heard the smaller Polks and the SDA's...I't a personal taste choice but I did like the smaller ones better.
The M500 is the best looking amp...EVER !!
Many say it is the most "musical" amp as well.
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