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Looking .for recommendations on passive book shelf speakers;  must be black.  I have Bowers and Wilkins, and they sound too muddled  with my Outlaw receiver so pleas e recommend book shelfs that will produce more "details," thanks...


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You don't mention a budget, but I just got some Audio Physic Compact Classics last weekend and they are amazing. Lots of detail while still staying very musical, and the first speaker I've had that the boxes totally disappear. Audio Physic are on to the Two version now so able to pick these up at a good price  - I got some dealer demo's at 1/2 price. No idea how much better the latest version might be and really don't care. White glass, though they make black glass and black veneer models as well. No ports so can work good near a wall. 

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Focal Chorus 706 is $450


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these... if you are using  Audeze LCD-3 headphones  it will be hard to live with less in a speaker (ie deal with cabinet colorations)

 

https://www.magnepan.com/model_mini_maggie

 

if you can live with floor placement, and have sufficient space, these would be a better use of money.

 

https://www.magnepan.com/model_MG_7


Regards,

Dave

 

Audio system

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On 10/1/2019 at 9:05 AM, freesteve said:

Looking .for recommendations on passive book shelf speakers;  must be black.  I have Bowers and Wilkins, and they sound too muddled  with my Outlaw receiver so pleas e recommend book shelfs that will produce more "details," thanks...

 

is the intention to put the speakers actually on bookshelves?


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I resolved this, but "thanks" for your input.  


HQ Player (#1) & Audrivana (#2) (wow! love the Apple w/music!!) .. these two software make my system "Amazing!", Purist USB- Benchmark DAC2 HGC (love it!), Purist Audio XLR , ATC SCM25A's (To Die For!) & Focal sub6 . Triode Power Cables with Uber Buss (Yes!) Also enjoy Audeze LCD3 w/"fat pipe cardas."

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