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    Replacement for Altec MD19

    I've had Altec MD19 studio monitor systems (15" woofer, 902/908 HF driver with a large horn). They were bought to play Steve Miller Band's Fly Like an Eagle album and have served me well for a long time, though Moody Blues, Alan Parsons, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Harmonicats (their Mack The Knife has awesome bass which the Altecs really play well), Beatles, Beach Boys, Rogers & Hammerstein soundtracks. Driven by Crown IC150 and D150. The speakers have a lot of distortion and I am told by several people who should know that they are not worth repairing. (The Crowns also need reconditioning but they are not the problem). So what to replace them with? My family room layout handles these two large speakers well. I don't care about surround I'm not sure how well a subwoofer would fit into the decor, unless it went where one of the Altecs sits. There are no corners suitable for Klipsch corner models. Budget $2k to $6k total for the speakers. What will give me the bass I am used to? Kipsch Cornwall? I have been out of the audio world since I bought the Altecs in 1978, so help is appreciated!

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    Class of the clown GMichael's Avatar
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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    These Salk Veracity HT3's would be my choice for your budget. These speakers have excellent bass. Very deep, tight with no muddiness at all. The ribbon tweeter also gives crystal clear highs.
    I heard these at Frank Van Alstines house. ( is his web site.)

    These Salks and the Thiel CS3.7's would be my choice of speakers after the Magnepan 3.6's.
    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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