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In the market for new bookshelves to balance out my system a bit. I am not looking for flat-sounding speakers. I listen to a lot of rock, folk, indie, metal, etc. and flat speakers just don't cut it, no matter how accurate they sound. I love my Hsu sub, and these HSU HB-1 bookshelves look quite nice and have great reviews, but I don't know if horn tweeters would work for the type of music I listen to.

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energy rc-10. find them.buy them
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If you can find RC-10s, that would be great, but I dunno if you can get em for $300.

SVS SBS-02 are currently on sale for $199/pr + shipping:
http://svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm

Ascend Acoustics CBM-170SE are $368 shipped:
http://ascendacoustics.com/pages/pro...70/cbm170.html

NHT AbsoluteZero ~$350 shipped. Available from amazon and NHT directly, but out of stock until the 15th. Maybe other etailers have them.

PSB Image B4 are $300 shipped.

I have heard good things about the HSU HB-1 though, so give em a shot if you'd like.
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Originally Posted by gorb View Post
If you can find RC-10s, that would be great, but I dunno if you can get em for $300.

SVS SBS-02 are currently on sale for $199/pr + shipping:
http://svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm

Ascend Acoustics CBM-170SE are $368 shipped:
http://ascendacoustics.com/pages/pro...70/cbm170.html

NHT AbsoluteZero ~$350 shipped. Available from amazon and NHT directly, but out of stock until the 15th. Maybe other etailers have them.

PSB Image B4 are $300 shipped.

I have heard good things about the HSU HB-1 though, so give em a shot if you'd like.
I just saw a pair of them in Rosenut go for $300 on Audiogon.com
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post #6 of 11
The next person who puts them up for sale might not have them for that low - there aren't any guarantees when it comes to buying used or discontinued stuff.
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The next person who puts them up for sale might not have them for that low - there aren't any guarantees when it comes to buying used or discontinued stuff.
I know, but there is a chance that it will. Also it looks like someone has them on Ebay
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post #8 of 11
Audioengine P4's for $250 are nice, but they're the only decent speakers I've owned so I can't compare. After taxes and shipping, and because I got the bamboo shells, I spent $440 here in Canada for a pair and I feel like they're worth it. At $250 a pair I might have gotten 2 sets of the black version.
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Everyone has given excellent suggestions imo. You can't really go wrong with any..but just to make your choice even harder (because I'm a big b-word like that ) consider the Swan M200 Mk III as well. Very nice and good sounding pair of speakers.
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are those really? theres a pair on craigslist for 130$ :O
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