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Bryston MiniT 3 way bookshelves on sale at Addicted To Audio RRP $6700.00 sale price $3000.00. These are very large bookshelves and weigh in at 19kg each. These provide an excellent soundstage in width depth instrument positioning and vocal localisation. Good power required as they are 85db and 4 ohm. These go low for bookshelves, they have very chunky 8" bass drivers. I am extremely happy with mine.

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To throw in yet another option, whilst I have not heard them, I have been told the Triangle Signature Theata speakers are comparable to the Focal 1008be's.

There is a demo pair on sale at Shelby's for $2800.

 

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The Opera Callas certainly do not sound small - they are on the larger side of bookshelf speakers however:

WWW.APOLLOHIFI.COM.AU

<p>The new Callas speakers use techniques and components that represent the state of the art in electroacoustic, starting from the...

 

They sounded great when demo'd against the Audio Physic floorstander.  The Audio Phsyic sounded boxy and small in comparison.  May have been a sales strategy :-).

 

I can wholeheartedly recommend the Buchardt S400.  I am no bass head either, but it is incredible how much the low end completes the music experience.  The bass is not prominent, but is there when needed.  It is the largest sounding bookshelf I have owned and it puts out a wall of sound.  It does take a lot of hours to break in however and needs careful placement - so if you do buy it, break it in as it sounds compressed out of the box.  

 

Have fun in your search!

 

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10 hours ago, Spukee said:

The Opera Callas certainly do not sound small - they are on the larger side of bookshelf speakers however:

WWW.APOLLOHIFI.COM.AU

<p>The new Callas speakers use techniques and components that represent the state of the art in electroacoustic, starting from the...

 

They sounded great when demo'd against the Audio Physic floorstander.  The Audio Phsyic sounded boxy and small in comparison.  May have been a sales strategy :-).

 

I can wholeheartedly recommend the Buchardt S400.  I am no bass head either, but it is incredible how much the low end completes the music experience.  The bass is not prominent, but is there when needed.  It is the largest sounding bookshelf I have owned and it puts out a wall of sound.  It does take a lot of hours to break in however and needs careful placement - so if you do buy it, break it in as it sounds compressed out of the box.  

 

Have fun in your search!

 

Thanks mate ill check it out!
Have you heard the ATC, ProAc, Hulgich, PMC or ?
I kind of want a calibration for the S400 against the likes of those guys

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Not direct comparison, but from recollection only and different models.

PMC TB2i, as natural sounding, but S400 sounds much larger and punchier.

Proac 1SC, S400 timbre not as good and treble not as airy, but better in all other respects.

Proac D2, only had limited time with this. D2 sounds thinner and does not have as much weight to mid range. Bottom end tight but not as punchy.

 

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More into natural sounding timbre, great sounding vocals and imaging (sucker for a sweat midrange). 

 

Given your music taste I would steer you towards the Harbeth, without a doubt.  I would also point you towards the C7 rather than to he 30.1. Perfect for timber, vocals and mid range. 

 

 

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Xavian Perla Exlusiva if you what natural timbre, vocals to die for and great imaging.

I have a pair and find them fantastic.

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