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Old 12-28-2020, 03:01 AM
 
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OP, what did you end up with?
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:46 PM
 
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Thanks for asking. I'll order the Klipsch Heresy IV once we've moved.
They are smaller than other styles I've owned, but hopefully produce a sound similar to our old Infinity Quantum 5's.
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:25 PM
 
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Where you place the speakers in the room makes a big difference, too.

In the old days there was a lot of advice on that, but now maybe people assume “ominidirectional” speakers will make it a braindead job. And the amp (or receiver) should have enough power to drive the speakers.

Also, the sound characteristics of the room depends on more than sheer volume. The shape of the ceiling (vaulted, huh?), the shape of the room (long and narrow or square or nonrectangular?), openings in the walls (windows, doors, cutouts with OR without glass in them), type of floor surface, presence or absence of deadening materials such as drapes, carpet, upholstery, etc make a BIG difference sound quality.

Also, where is the main area in the room where you would pay the most attention to the music? I don’t mind that sound is not equally good everywhere in the room, but it had better be good in the main place I would really listen to the music, as opposed to moving around doing chores or whatever.

IME, small speakers relying on a separate subwoofer for the bass does not produce a pleasing balance. That’s why I have kept all my “old school” components until they wore out. At this time, the Onkyo tuner is the oldest item in use, bought new in 1984. The rest is from the ‘80s and ‘90s. The 1975 turntable has been stored for a long time, because I would need to have it overhauled (it runs but the speed is slow and uneven, as though the motor needs cleaning and lubing). We live very far from where such service is likely to be found.

The so-called bookshelf speakers (huge by current standards) still sound good.
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Old 01-10-2021, 04:42 AM
 
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Thanks. Good info. We're building a log cabin and don't want the hassle of built ins or wiring throughout the ceiling and walls.

Old school cabinet speakers sound good and will work. Hassle free as we age, if they need replacing. Our small ceiling/wall speakers blew out/distorted frequently.

We too have our old 80's and 90's components, Onkyo receiver, amp.
We like 70's, 80's, 90's and some current alternative music. Cabinet speakers pair well with this older music. We don't listen to the new auto tuned, digitally made music. This influences our speaker selection as well.
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:14 PM
 
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We too have our old 80's and 90's components, Onkyo receiver, amp.
We like 70's, 80's, 90's and some current alternative music. Cabinet speakers pair well with this older music. We don't listen to the new auto tuned, digitally made
Nice taste in music. I love Classic Rock.

One time in a stereo store the clerk was showing me speakers.
He was explaining things well, but started to get a wee bit too technical for me.

I told him that I am not an audiophile, and besides,
after a few beers it doesn't matter - cause I'm tuned.

He smiled in a cute dorky kind of way.

I bought a pair of speakers and headed for Happy hour...
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