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My old sony bookshelves just arent cutting it anymore, probably because someone decided it would be a good idea to push their finger through one of the drivers...long story.

That being said I am looking for an upgrade. I dont need anything more than a 2.0 set because I already have a good sub. I dont need powered speakers because I run everything through a receiver. My budget is $400 or less. I have done a little research and looking myself, but I cant make up my mind on anything. Help me out, Thanks.
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If your just looking for speakers. The Swans are awesome I hear. Also check out the AudioEngine series.

If you don't mind having another sub, the Klipsch ProMedias are awesome
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I really recommend Swan M1s for you. There is a great set of Swan M1s on Ebay right now for $550 shipped. That is a good deal in itself, but the seller has been trying to sell them for a very long time. He has gone from $800 down to $650, and now to $550. You might want to make an offer for them. They are VERY nice speakers. I have a set that I scored off Ebay for an amazing price. I really like them. They deserve good amplification, however. Paired with a good amp you will get amazing mid and upper range with the ribbon tweeters. I used mine with a cheap Yamaha receiver for awhile and they were fantastic. When I added a Cambridge Audio 650A amp, they were amazing.

I also have Swan Diva 6.2F and Swan Diva 2.1s. I have been liking the Diva 6.2 more and more as they break in. Again, they require very good amplification to sound their best. They have a great mid range and tight low frequency response when paired with the right amplifier.

I don't recommend the Diva 2.1s for music. I am using them as rears for a 5.1 setup (with a 5.2 center channel, another killer AudioGon score). The Diva 2.1 bookshelves are a great rear channel speaker, but I don't like them for 2 channel music listening. They are a little bit dull. Compared to the M1, they are very boring.

All that being said, Swan makes great speakers. The only thing I did not get a great deal on was the Diva 6.2s. I bought them from TheAudioInsider. I am less than pleased with my transaction with TAI, I am waiting on some replacement parts due to damage during shipping. However, the speakers sound very nice. I highly recommend you look into putting an offer on the Swan M1 currently listed on Ebay. They are very worth the asking price, but try to put in a lower offer to see if you can get it. I assure you, I am in no way tied to that listing. I look almost everyday for Swans on Ebay, though.
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