I am curious to know what are some of the top contenders for a sub-10K speakers (new or used) that fits the bill for a condo?
My requirements are, smallish to fit, full range, doesn’t HAVE TO be placed too far away from the wall, not extremely hard to drive (own a Classe CA-2100, 200W into 4-0hm), musical, and flexible enough to play Jazz, Rock, Techno, PLUS movies well! I’ve heard some speakers that play Classical/Jazz greatly and then absolutely ruin any rock music! Also, as I live in a condo, these speakers would also play my L-R channel of HT for our Netflix and movie watching… so if a matching center could be found is ideal!
My current speaker is a B&W 805S (not diamond), and generally I am happy with them. I also have a small B&W PV1 subwoofer that despite its size, it actually does quite well going low and it’s quite musical. But, I wanna move to a full range speaker now, and possibly change the sub. The brands I’ve been looking at are Focal, B&W, and possibly the new Magico A3. I did listen to A3 at a dealer in Anaheim, connected to a Tube amp, and it DISAPPOINTED! I am not so sure if it was the Amp, or the speaker, while it has amazing bass for its size, it absolutely lacked details in the mid and highs! I attribute that mostly the the Tube amp, but not having a solid state setup to do a comparison, it’s hard to say!
Thanks for any insight! Cheers and Happy New Year!