Looking for opinions on this one. I've been running with Paradigm Studio-20s (V5) for over a year and want to upgrade. This is for our living room, 100% 2ch music. The Studios have been a nice intro into quality speakers. Now, I'm looking for something with a bit more bass presence and with a smother high end. Plus, I want to get away from speaker stands.
My living room is large, 14X24', but we tend to listen at low-mid levels ... jazz, blues, classical, folk, some rock. I don't blast or need "wall thumpers".
I really want these to be nice, attractive, to get buy-in from the wife! ; )
Budget? Well < $2K preferrably, can go used.
My priorities: high WAF, sonic upgrade from the Studio20s, modest size ... don't want them to dominate the room.
Candidates I'm looking into:
* Salk spkrs (Songbirds, SongTowers)
* Aerial Model 6
* Totem - Staff, Hawk, Forest?
* Selah speakers - don't know much about them
Would love to hear other folks' solutions to this??