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    Need HELP choosing some speakers! ASAP

    I have decided to get some new (used) speakers. I have a few choices and I need to make up my mind soon. Theses are my only option, and I am not sure which one to get. My current setup right now is a Denon AVR-3801 reciever, Klipsch 10' subwoofer, and B&W Rock Solid Bookshelf Speakers (Original from 199_ something.) I now have these option for my next speakers and I am not sure which ones to get...

    B&W DM303

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    I am not sure which one would be best for my setup, and it is mostly used for listening to high quality music, and some home theater. I also want to make sure it is going to be better the what I have right now.

    Thank Guys!

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    I am sure our mob will offer their opinions more freely if you give us an idea on how much one has to spend on speakers. I have heard good bookshelf speakers like the KEF, Quad, Mourdant Short, Wharfdale, B&W..... but without a ball park figure we might be tempted to suggest some exotic name brands with a price tag to match!

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    If I had to pick between the one's you listed, it would be the B&W's.

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    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    I second the B&W's...

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    I actually had a pair of 303's to use as rear channel speakers when I bought my LCR-3 center channel. I ended up returning the 303's because I decided against using rear's.
    I thought he 303's has good sound and clarity. I think that for a budget system they would be great if paired with a decent sub.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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    Some more speakers that come to mind :Monitor Audio, Tannoy, Mission, Epos. I did own the Sony SS-LA 500ED bookshelf speakers that sounded better on stands than just on the supplied pedestals. A subwoofer with inputs from the amplifier and output to these speakers after passing through the internal crossover worked quite well and helped in keeping the bass in check. In fact I even connected this setup to a DIY Tube ( Valve ) amplifier and was pleasantly surprised by the puny 25 Watt per channel and heavier than your average amplifier kit. There probably are forums where heated debates rage for and against the Valve Amps, but there is an audible difference between the Solid State and Tube amp and I līll leave it to the listenerīs taste and judgement as to what works for him/her.

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