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I might just go with a couple of good bookshelf speakers for starters and build on top of that as time goes by.

Been looking at B&W 685 S2, Klipsch RB 61 II and RB 81 II. Gonna visit the local hifi store next week to listen, to decide which ones suits me.
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You may want to consider:
Revel M105
Amphion Ion
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I'm afraid those brands are not being sold in Norway.
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I'm afraid those brands are not being sold in Norway.

Strange, as Amphion is headquartered in Finland

Dealer Locations:




Amphion Loudspeakers Ltd.

P.O.Box 6
70821 Kuopio
Finland

Vitostie 1864
70800 Kuopio
Finland

info@amphion.fi
www.amphion.fi

Tel. +358 17 2882 100
Fax +358 17 2882 111
Edited by billbartuska - 4/17/14 at 3:12am
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Alright, there's one online dealer in Norway who's importing Amphion, but it's a shop I've never heard of and it would be near impossible to listen to the speakers before purchasing.

Two local audio shops:
www.hifiklubben.no
www.soundgarden.no

There's also a few speakers available at the local eletronics store
www.elkjop.no

Klipsch seem to have a soundprofile that suits me tho, so it'll be interesting to test a pair of bookshelf speakers.
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Klipsch seem to have a soundprofile that suits me tho, so it'll be interesting to test a pair of bookshelf speakers.

Amphion, Just suggesting..........

I use a pair of Klipsch Heresys (workshop) and my wife uses a pair of Kilpsch B-20 Bookshelf Speakers on stands (living room for music and AV).
They are both quite amazing, but do have their own particular "sound".
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I might just go with a couple of good bookshelf speakers for starters and build on top of that as time goes by.

Been looking at B&W 685 S2, Klipsch RB 61 II and RB 81 II. Gonna visit the local hifi store next week to listen, to decide which ones suits me.
I have a pair of B&W 602 S3 bookshelves (2 generations older than the ones you are looking at) and they have been fantastic for the past 8 years. I have no reason to want to upgrade, and they produce more than enough punch to bother my neighbors in my apartment complex. I am a huge fan of the way B&W speakers sound, so I recommend you listen to them. You definitely want to bring a selection of music that you are very familiar with when you go to the dealer so that you can listen to all of the speakers using that material.

Personally, I fall into the camp that believes all amps sound the same. As long as it has enough power to drive your speakers without clipping you are good. With your budget you should be spending the majority of it on speakers and not some high priced boutique amp. Any decent receiver from Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer or Yamaha is more than enough for entry level B&W and Klipsch speakers.
Edited by nekkibasara1213 - 4/17/14 at 10:55am
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You definitely want to bring a selection of music that you are very familiar with when you go to the dealer so that you can listen to all of the speakers using that material. Absolutely!

Personally, I fall into the camp that believes all amps sound the same. .
Can't let that slide. There is a vast difference in how amplifiers sound, even at the same price/power points. I would say the differences are almost a great as the differences in speakers. I would agree that at the lower end of the spectrum with a lower end system, the differences are minimal. But at the mid/high end its pretty easy to hear the differences between amps. In the last two years I've gone through some amp upgrades, from a 35wpc integrated, 120 wpc integrated, vintage tube, and 500+ watt solid state class A. Vast differences.

I also believe the same is true of speaker cables. I've also gone through 16ga speaker wire, lamp cord, 600 volt 10ga power cable, audiophile pure copper speaker wire, and ended up at $1, 200 worth of Audioquest cabling. Each step bringing a noticeable difference in SQ.
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Can't let that slide. There is a vast difference in how amplifiers sound, even at the same price/power points. I would say the differences are almost a great as the differences in speakers. I would agree that at the lower end of the spectrum with a lower end system, the differences are minimal. But at the mid/high end its pretty easy to hear the differences between amps. In the last two years I've gone through some amp upgrades, from a 35wpc integrated, 120 wpc integrated, vintage tube, and 500+ watt solid state class A. Vast differences.

I also believe the same is true of speaker cables. I've also gone through 16ga speaker wire, lamp cord, 600 volt 10ga power cable, audiophile pure copper speaker wire, and ended up at $1, 200 worth of Audioquest cabling. Each step bringing a noticeable difference in SQ.
When I start seeing people post things about high end speaker cables, the red alert sounds start going off in my head. Did you do a double blind listening test with all that equipment? I know how these arguments tend to go given the number of them that I've seen on AVS... so we are going to have to agree to disagree here.
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[/quote]When I start seeing people post things about high end speaker cables, the red alert sounds start going off in my head. Did you do a double blind listening test with all that equipment? I know how these arguments tend to go given the number of them that I've seen on AVS... so we are going to have to agree to disagree here.[/quote]

I've been in some of those arguments.... Now, I'm like you and I too agree to disagree with you.

Isn't that so much easier?
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