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I'll just leave this here....

http://www.magneplanar.com/
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If you have the space and a dedicated listening room. My father owned a set of Magnepans (MG 12's IIRC) running on a 3B SST while I was growing up... they sound beautiful but the positioning (and sweet spot) is hellish.
Magnepan is not ideal for electronic music
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I think he should go with the N3S. He'll benifit from it a little more seeing as his room is pretty big and it's alot more efficient 90.5 dB compared to the 85 dB of the N2X.

If you're using it soley for music either the peachtree or the TWO.2 will be good.
True, but there aren't any N3s for sale pre-built. The OP would have to contract one of the gentlemen on AudioCircle to build a pair.

I've never heard a Peachtree and have nothing against them, but this was recently posted
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I quickly sold my $1200 Peachtree Nova amp because of the One.2 that I had ordered. It was not even close.
source

Something to consider.
post #23 of 45
Ron currently has a pair up on Audiogon for sale. GR Research N3S
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So far these recommendations are aesthetically unpleasing. Just a boring square box, it shows how much R&D has gone into their speakers and how well the company is doing, and their web page design shows this as well.
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I think he should go with the N3S. He'll benifit from it a little more seeing as his room is pretty big and it's alot more efficient 90.5 dB compared to the 85 dB of the N2X.

If you're using it soley for music either the peachtree or the TWO.2 will be good.
Thanks for the idea. I'm assuming you mean this: http://www.gr-research.com/index.asp...ROD&ProdID=151

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Magnepan is not ideal for electronic music
Then it must go. Thanks!

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True, but there aren't any N3s for sale pre-built. The OP would have to contract one of the gentlemen on AudioCircle to build a pair.

I've never heard a Peachtree and have nothing against them, but this was recently posted source

Something to consider.
And the person that said it seems a generally intelligent individual from some of his other posts. Thanks.

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Ron currently has a pair up on Audiogon for sale. GR Research N3S
So several people think this guy makes a good enclosure? I'm assuming that GR-Research is his little company?

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So far these recommendations are aesthetically unpleasing. Just a boring square box, it shows how much R&D has gone into their speakers and how well the company is doing, and their web page design shows this as well.
There is so much off here logically that I don't know where to begin. What I generally find in life is that in items of discussion when one individuals spends his time arguing that everyone's ideas other than his are wrong, that he generally has no leg to stand on.

I do appreciate getting help, but when I look at those speakers all I can see is Bose 2.0. I'm not interested. This is not to say that I have any knowledge that they aren't great.

My point? Please don't insult all the other nice helpful people in this thread. Thanks.
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Ron, the guy with the speakers for sale, is a skilled carpenter who builds GR Research kits and sells them as a finished product. There are a couple others on the Audio Circle forums that build them such as Ruben (user name Outofthewoods). Example here. I was simply recommending Ron because he has them prebuilt. Not only do you not have to wait, but having them built to order will likely cost more. On the other hand you can have them in any color/finish or any veneer you would like if you have them built for you.

GR Research is great because if you email them with a question you get a response from Danny, the owner, founder, and designer. The same applies to Seth at Virtue Audio. They are both great guys to do business with and genuinely want to help your music sound its best.
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There is so much off here logically that I don't know where to begin. What I generally find in life is that in items of discussion when one individuals spends his time arguing that everyone's ideas other than his are wrong, that he generally has no leg to stand on.

I do appreciate getting help, but when I look at those speakers all I can see is Bose 2.0. I'm not interested. This is not to say that I have any knowledge that they aren't great.

My point? Please don't insult all the other nice helpful people in this thread. Thanks.
My bad if it came off as insulting. I actually took the time to research a few of the recommendations here as I enjoy learning about new brands and my conclusion is that they're still very young acoustic companies in the speaker business, mainly local mom & pop shops.

When you're spending $1000-$2000+ for a 2.1 setup you're treading in the hi-fi end of the pool. Maybe you should try walking into a high-end boutique speaker store and see which brands they carry to get a general idea what the high-end arena looks like. Nothing beats actually sampling the speakers in person because recommendations, especially on a non-audiophile forum like this one, will get you no where fast.

And before you label something as "bose like" you really should visit a high-end boutique because you will definitely not find the words Bose anywhere.

Audioholics forum is a good place to start.
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My bad if it came off as insulting. I actually took the time to research a few of the recommendations here as I enjoy learning about new brands and my conclusion is that they're still very young acoustic companies in the speaker business, mainly local mom & pop shops.

When you're spending $1000-$2000+ for a 2.1 setup you're treading in the hi-fi end of the pool. Maybe you should try walking into a high-end boutique speaker store and see which brands they carry to get a general idea what the high-end arena looks like. Nothing beats actually sampling the speakers in person because recommendations, especially on a non-audiophile forum like this one, will get you no where fast.

And before you label something as "bose like" you really should visit a high-end boutique because you will definitely not find the words Bose anywhere.

Audioholics forum is a good place to start.
Understood. I've sampled what is available to me locally. Anything more would require a flight or 5+ hour drive. What is available locally is unimpressive. So I'm stuck with what I can get online. Thank you for the link to those forums. I've read many of their speaker reviews, but haven't really gone to their forums.

I should say that I'm still leaning toward the Sierra-1s, have been reading many more reviews on them today.
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Yeah that's the speaker I'm talking about.. the "s" stands for sealed, they drop down to about 65hz at the lowest.. so they basically require a sub.

If you're looking to stay close to the 1000 dollar budget go for the sierra's. I have them an absolutely love them. There's several reasons I bought them.

1. Within Budget
2. Reviews
3. I run a 2.0 setup. I live in a apartment where a subwoofer wasn't an option. They get plenty low for music.. I only notice the loss a bit in the lower notes when listening to dubstep.

My place is only temp.. if I was in a different place and my budget was bigger.. I probably would of gone with the N3S and a nice sub.
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Yeah that's the speaker I'm talking about.. the "s" stands for sealed, they drop down to about 65hz at the lowest.. so they basically require a sub.

If you're looking to stay close to the 1000 dollar budget go for the sierra's. I have them an absolutely love them. There's several reasons I bought them.

1. Within Budget
2. Reviews
3. I run a 2.0 setup. I live in a apartment where a subwoofer wasn't an option. They get plenty low for music.. I only notice the loss a bit in the lower notes when listening to dubstep.

My place is only temp.. if I was in a different place and my budget was bigger.. I probably would of gone with the N3S and a nice sub.
I do enjoy me some dubstep...mmmm Burial. I would plan on crossing them at about 80hz anyway.

Also, updated my current outlook for purchase.
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