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2 minutes ago, Irek said:

Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14:Monitor Audio Silver 500 $3900

 

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At the top end I'd add 

Rockport avior ($60k) or Cygnus ($95k)

And  gauder Berlina RC7

- unfortunately haven't heard any gauder darc series yet....

 

between 5-10 the viennna acoustic Beethoven Baby Grand is nice, but only at the $5-6k end.... 

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Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14:Monitor Audio Silver 500 $3900

15: Legend Acoustics Kantu $4990*

 

*Thought I'd better add mine. 

 

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9 minutes ago, mattd2308 said:

Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14:Monitor Audio Silver 500 $3900

15: Legend Acoustics Kantu $4990*

 

*Thought I'd better add mine. 

 

16. Monitor Audio Silver 500 $3950

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Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999; 
8. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
9. Harbeth 30.2
10. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
11. Revel F208 $9,400

12. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

13. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

14. ATC SCM 40 $6999

15. Focal Aria 936 $5500

16. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Magnepan MG20.7R - $19,999.00
8. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
9. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
10. Spendor D9 $15999
11. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

12. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

13. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

14. Magico A3 $14000

15. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

16. 8. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999
 
Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

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Hello I would have to say that the Axis Voicebox S would fit in the $1000 to $2000 price bracket on special or $2000 plus as rrp a very potent little bookshelf speaker with a ribbon.

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10 hours ago, Al.M said:


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
5. ATC SCM19 AT $8099
 

Typo?

 

Edit: My bad, didn’t see the AT at the end. It’s ATC SCM19A

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Typo?

 

Edit: My bad, didn’t see the AT at the end. It’s ATC SCM19A

Someone else wrote that but I have corrected 

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On 09/08/2019 at 10:53 AM, Al.M said:

Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Sonus Faber Chamelon T. $3600

 

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Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Sonus Faber Chamelon T. $3600

15. Monitor Audio Silver 500  $3990

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On 09/08/2019 at 9:23 AM, Al.M said:

Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999; 
8. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
9. Harbeth 30.2
10. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
11. Revel F208 $9,400

12. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

13. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

14. ATC SCM 40 $6999

15. Focal Aria 936 $5500

16. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Magnepan MG20.7R - $19,999.00
8. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
9. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
10. Spendor D9 $15999
11. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

12. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

13. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

14. Magico A3 $14000

15. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

16. 8. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999
 
Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)

Have just added the two best speakers I have ever heard and had the privilege of spending time with:

Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD) and their Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD).

 

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Hi all,

 

This is one the best topics I have seen in this forum. Thank you all for sharing your experience and knowledge!

 

I can personally vouch for Q Acoustics Concept 20. I have just purchased a pair from Eastwood HiFi last week. I am listening to them right now. They are amazing for my ears! A feeling of a silky smooth sound!

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Looks like the Magnepans (3.7, 20.7) have both just moved out of their respective price brackets..... $11k and $21k respectively. Damn exchange rates.! ?

 

still both great value even At their revised prices, and still deserving of a place in the list. 

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On 10/08/2019 at 7:47 PM, Aperalim said:

Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Monitor Audio Silver 500 $3999

 

 

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I just went around and tried a few on the list. 

Ended up with a pair of PMC fact 12's. (Not on the list)

The signature is $34500 ATM but for me, they were absolute best before getting to the MB2SE. And I put my own money behind this statement.

 

In short, IMO go audition these if your in that price bracket.

 

(And bear in mind, no one ever pays retail, especially at this end of the spectrum)

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i think i would add the Avantgarde Zero 1 XD for $26,990.00 

 

Even though they aint for me, i can see why so many people would love them. definitely worth an audition.

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On 09/08/2019 at 11:23 AM, Al.M said:

Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

These are now superceded by the Klipsch RP-600M at $1599 (which is a hell of a speaker for the money and should certainly be on this list).

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On 09/08/2019 at 11:23 AM, Al.M said:

Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999; 
8. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
9. Harbeth 30.2
10. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
11. Revel F208 $9,400

12. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

13. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

14. ATC SCM 40 $6999

15. Focal Aria 936 $5500

16. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500

17. Q-Acoustics Concept 500 $8,000

 

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Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
8. Fyne Audio F301 $749

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On 12/07/2019 at 2:30 PM, blybo said:

Price Range: $0 to $1000

1. Q Acoustics Concept 20  $699

2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999

3. Audioengine HD6 active $960

4.

5.

6.

 

Price Range: $1000 to $2000

1. VAF i90 $1,998

2. Dynaudio Emit M20 ( Stand mount ) $1250

3. Dynaudio Emit M30 ( Floor standing ) $1990

4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. ( Floor Standing) $1700

5. Kef LS50 passive $1500

6. Kef LSX active $1890

 

Price Range: $2000 to $5000

1. Lenehan Audio ML-1

2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495

3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999

4. B&W 603 $2,699

*5. Magnepan MG1.7i    - $3,790.00

6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290

7. Focal Aria 926 $4500

8. Monitor Audio Silver

 

Price Range: $5000 to $10000

1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490

2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD $7,999

3. B&W 805d3  $7900

4. Dynaudio Contour 20 $ $8000

5. ATC SCM19 AT $8099

6. VAF I66 $8500

*7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999

 

Price Range: $10000 to $20000

1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999

2. Dynaudio Focus 60 XD $15,499

3. Martin Logan ESL 11A $16,999

4. Yamaha NS5000 $19999

5. VAF I93 $12500

*6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000

*7. Magnepan MG20.7R  - $19,999.00

*8. Duntech DSM- 15 -  $12000

9. Dutch & Dutch 8c $16999

 

Price Range: $20000 to $30000

1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300

2. SGR CX3B Mk II active speakers $22,000

3. Kii THREE $22,7004.

5. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000

6.  SGR CX4F-2 (if you can afford a bit more, or negotiate a discount, or discover a used pair)

* 7. Duntech Senator- $20000

 

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What about Adelaide speakers/ Ascension speakers? The summoner range.

 

I know these can’t be auditioned but for me their Summoner 863, beat b&w 603 and kef q550.

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Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999; 
8. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
9. Harbeth 30.2
10. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
11. Revel F208 $9,400

12. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

13. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

14. ATC SCM 40 $6999

15. Focal Aria 936 $5500

16. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Magnepan MG20.7R - $19,999.00
8. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
9. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
10. Spendor D9 $15999
11. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

12. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

13. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

14. Magico A3 $14000

15. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

16. 8. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999
 
Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)

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Just added Dynaudio BM5As for $1400

 

These are studio monitors and active but they continue to amaze me in a home hifi setting. I would consider these a bargain if they were passive but built in amps makes it even more impressive.

 

Recently bought a pair of Krix Equinox and they really are worth a lot of consideration in that price bracket and the 2 above

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Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Legend Acoustics Tripos $3490


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $9999; 
8. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
9. Harbeth 30.2
10. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
11. Revel F208 $9,400

12. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

13. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

14. ATC SCM 40 $6999

15. Focal Aria 936 $5500

16. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Magnepan MG20.7R - $19,999.00
8. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
9. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
10. Spendor D9 $15999
11. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

12. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

13. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

14. Magico A3 $14000

15. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

16. 8. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999
 
Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)

 

Haven't heard the Tripos but I sense it should be on the list.

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Magnepan 3.7i and 20.7 risen in price, pushing them into the next bracket

 

Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Legend Acoustics Tripos $3490


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
8. Harbeth 30.2
9. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
10. Revel F208 $9,400

11. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

12. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

13. ATC SCM 40 $6999

14. Focal Aria 936 $5500

15. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
8. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
9. Spendor D9 $15999
10. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

11. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

12. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

13. Magico A3 $14000

14. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

15. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

16. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $11,999

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999

9. Magnepan MG20.7R - $22,900


Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)

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In the 5k to 10k Range i reckon the Lenehan ML2 Reference sounds better than both the Dynaudio Contour 20 and the B&W 805D3. I have spent many hours with all three. 

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On 08/07/2020 at 4:17 PM, mjs said:

Magnepan 3.7i and 20.7 risen in price, pushing them into the next bracket

 

Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Legend Acoustics Tripos $3490


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
8. Harbeth 30.2
9. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
10. Revel F208 $9,400

11. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

12. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

13. ATC SCM 40 $6999

14. Focal Aria 936 $5500

15. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
8. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
9. Spendor D9 $15999
10. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

11. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

12. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

13. Magico A3 $14000

14. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

15. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

16. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $11,999

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999

9. Magnepan MG20.7R - $22,900

!0. Vaf i93 Active $20000 - $24000 incl amps, room correction and Dac


Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)

 

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Added back a couple that fell off along the way.

 

Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Legend Acoustics Tripos $3490


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
8. Harbeth 30.2
9. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
10. Revel F208 $9,400

11. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

12. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

13. ATC SCM 40 $6999

14. Focal Aria 936 $5500

15. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500

16. Q-Acoustics Concept 500 $8,000
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
8. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
9. Spendor D9 $15999
10. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

11. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

12. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

13. Magico A3 $14000

14. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

15. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

16. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $11,999

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999

9. Magnepan MG20.7R - $22,900

10. Vaf i93 Active $20000 - $24000 incl amps, room correction and Dac


Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)
20. Kii Three + BXT Extensions $60,000 incl. power amps

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Thank you all for keeping this list alive. I will need to find some time to revisit all the posts again.  

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On 08/10/2020 at 4:39 PM, gibbo9000 said:

Added back a couple that fell off along the way.

 

Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 
Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Wharfedale EVO 2.2 $1795
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Monitor Audio Silver 500 $4000
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Legend Acoustics Tripos $3490


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
8. Harbeth 30.2
9. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
10. Revel F208 $9,400

11. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

12. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

13. ATC SCM 40 $6999

14. Focal Aria 936 $5500

15. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500

16. Q-Acoustics Concept 500 $8,000
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
8. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
9. Spendor D9 $15999
10. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

11. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

12. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

13. Magico A3 $14000

14. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

15. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

16. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $11,999

 
Price Range: $20000 to $30000
1. Focal Sopra 2 $22,300
2. SGR CX3B Mk II active stand-mount speakers $22,000;
3. Kii THREE stand-mount $22,700 incl power amps
4. Meridian DSP5200 $25,000 incl power amps
5. Quad ESL 2912 $21,500 plus Rythmik subwoofer of choice $2,000-$5,000
6. Duntech Senator- $20000
7. Harbeth 40.2 – stand-mount 22k AUD

8. Martin Logan Expression ESL 13A $24999

9. Magnepan MG20.7R - $22,900

10. Vaf i93 Active $20000 - $24000 incl amps, room correction and Dac


Price Range: Beyond $30000
1. Proac K8 $64,999
2. Avantgarde Uno XD $Unpublished
3. Wilson Benesch Discovery II stand-mount $32,500
4. Vivid Audio Giya G4 $Unpublished (guess $38,000 since the larger G3 is $45,000); Giya G2 $60,000

5. Voxativ 9.87 (fieldcoil/tube PSU) 69K USD
6. Dynaudio C4 Platinum $32000
7. Kef Blade $49k
8. Revel Salon2 $41,000
9. Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2 USD 64,000 (guess $120,000)

10. SGR CX4F Mk  II active speakers $33,000

11. B&W 802 D3 $31,900; 800 D3 $41,900

12. German Physiks Borderland Mark IV Speakers $44 k

15. PMC MB2SE $45k

16. B&O Beolab 90 (active) $110,000

17. Sonus Faber Il Cremonese $79000

18. Rockport Technologies Lyra $170,000 USD ($250,000 AUD)

19. Rockport Technologies Arrakis 2 (active) $205,000 USD ($302,000 AUD)
20. Kii Three + BXT Extensions $60,000 incl. power amps

 

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Price Range: $100 to $1000
1. Q Acoustics Concept 20 $699
2. Dynaudio Emit M10 $999
3. Audioengine HD6 active stand-mount $960 incl power amps
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 2 $699
5. Krix Equinox Mk4 stand-mount $900
6. Pioneer SP-FS52 $700
7. JBL LSR305P Mk2 stand-mount $400 incl power amps
 8. Elac Debut B5.2 $444
 

Price Range: $1000 to $2000
1. VAF i90 $1,998
2. Dynaudio Emit M20 (Stand mount) $1250; Emit M30 (Floor standing) $1990
3. Krix Phoenix Mk2 $2,000
4. Monitor Audio Bronze 6. (Floor Standing) $1700
5. Kef LS50 passive stand-mount $1500-$2000; LSX active $1890 incl power amps
6. JBL Stage A170 $1,700 
7. Klitschko RP 160m $1399

8. Dynaudio BM5A $1,400
 
Price Range: $2000 to $5000
1. Lenehan Audio ML-1 $2,800 in 2014
2. Kef LS50 Wireless $3,495
3. Paradigm Prestige 75F $3,999
4. B&W 603 $2,699; 703 $4600
5. Magnepan MG1.7i - $3,790.00 with Elac Debut S12EQ $1,300 (cannot recommend the 1.7 without a subwoofer)
6. Spatial Hologram M3 Turbo S $4290
7. Focal Aria 926 $4500
8. Krix Harmonix Mk2 $3,000 
9. Golden Ear Triton 7 $3000
10. Proac D2 $4950

11. Dynaudio Special 40 $4,690

12. ATC SCM 19 $3,999

13. Osborn Eos Elite $4000

14. Legend Acoustics Tripos $3490


Price Range: $5000 to $10000
1. PMC Twenty5.23 $6,490
2. Dynaudio Focus 20 XD stand-mount $7,999 incl power amps; Contour 20 $ $8000, 60XD $14,999
3. B&W 805d3 $7900
4. Krix Neuphonix Mk2 $5,300
5. ATC SCM19A $6800
6. VAF I66 $8500; VAF Signature i66 Mk2 $8,000
7. Audio Physic Classic 30 $8000
8. Harbeth 30.2
9. Krix Esoterix Altum $6995
10. Revel F208 $9,400

11. Devialet Phantom Gold pair $10,000

12. PMC Twenty5 24 $8,990

13. ATC SCM 40 $8399

14. Focal Aria 936 $5500

15. M8audio Sweet Maxwell $6500

16. Q-Acoustics Concept 500 $8,000
 
Price Range: $10000 to $20000
1. Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum $11,999; Focus 60 XD $15,499 incl power amps
2. Revel Performa F228Be $19,000
3. Martin Logan ESL 9 $11999 & 11A $16,999
4. Yamaha NS5000 stand-mount $19999
5. VAF I93 $12500; Signature i93 Mk3 $13,500
6. Legacy Audio Focus SE - $18000
7. Duntech DSM- 15 - $12000
8. Dutch & Dutch 8c (active)  $16999
9. Spendor D9 $15999
10. JBL 708P stand-mount $10,600 incl power amps

11. Focal Kanta no 2, $14500

12. Sonus Faber Olympica III $18000

13. Magico A3 $14000

14. Monitor Audio PL300 $14000

15. Hulgich Audio Duke $18,600

16. Magnepan MG3.7IR - $11,999

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