Another Speaker Selection Thread...

I have been reading the various threads on what speakers to choose, and why. While helpful, I have realized that the reason there are so many similar threads is due to the numerous variables each has in room, wall, system, etc limitations. So here is mine.

First off, I am relatively new into high end audio - only jumping in mid last year. My first system consisted of a Jolida JD100a CDP, Quicksilver V4 monos, Modwright 9.0 preamp and AAD 2001 monitors. I then added a pair of JM Reynaud Trente's and compared them with the AAD's. I then recently purchased a new Juicy Music Peach II pre-amp and traded the Jolida for a Raysonic 128 CDP. Since doing so, I have a much "darker" sound - too dark for my liking. So, I compared the pre-amps and I believe the Modwright is a tad brighter, but not ready to give up on the JM as I am not sure if I am actually focused on the right things. I live in a converted warehouse, so brick on back and side wall, 20' ceilings with windows on one side and the other side open to the rest of first floor. I also have a neighbor downstairs, so I am trying to be conscientious of them as well.

So - with that introduction...I am seeking your input on a speaker that can be placed close (>2-3') from the wall, yet fill the room. I listen to all music, but primarily Zeppelin, Waterboys, Pink Floyd and acoustic.

I'd prefer to stay below $3k on the used market

Thanks in advance, Brian
So what's the overall dimensions of the room? I note the high ceilings, but what are the other dimensions?
Have you listened to the AADs with any SS amps? or on the contrary listened to the V4s with any other speakers? It might be a worth while comparison just to see which component is contributing more to the areas that you're dissatisfied with.

Or there does seem to be a lot of hype going around about this marinara sauce tweak that is being developed in another thread. =)


Cruz - the room is strange. On the wall where the system is it is 8' then a 30 degree angle for another 6 feet. The left side wall si 18' and the width on the far end is 14'. The right area is open, with 2 steps down to a dining area/kitchen...all with 20' ceilings.

JML - thanks. I did have the speakers hooked up to a Plinius 9200 for a while and I had the V4's connected to JM Reynaud Trente's.

I think the primary reason this is surfacing is that my ears are getting more in tune with what I am hearing/supposed to be hearing.

Thanks for the inputs! Brian
Are you using the Peach in Lo or Hi mode? I find that the Lo-z mode is not as dark as the Hi mode.