How about the venerable LS3/5A's for natural sound? Can't shake the floor or rattle the windows! But the "magic" is there in spades!
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If you are going for accurate, open sound at un-amplified volume with orchestral range, I second the recommendation for Sound Lab's.
Eminent Technology will get you most of the way there for a lot less money.
It's hard to beat planars for quickness and immediacy.
There are plenty of accurate, ruler flat speakers today that allow you to pull eveything out of the source.
Unfortunately, there's also lots of poorly mixed sources, too.
I went through several high quality, accurate monitor style speakers until I figured out it was the source material that was the weak link.
I switched to a coherent style speaker (Ohm 2000's) that is 'voiced' to be more tolerent of the source and yet still pleasing.
It satifies my tastes but took some years to get there.
If I had the space (and cash), I'd go Sound Lab...ha. They are stunningly good.
TO THE OP: Perusing your prior posts, the following appears:
”....Any used amp as good as denon pma 2000ae ?
Hi, my budget for an amp is 800 bucks, i intend to buy a used one which is as good as denon pma 2000ae to play pop and rock. Could you please suggest any one? Thanks!quanghuy147....”
MY TAKE AND EXPERIENCES:
HARBETHS are generally acknowledged as about as “natural sounding” as you can ever find with a superior midrange. To paraphrase an old paradigm in this crazy hobby: “...Get the midrange right and everything falls into place. Get it wrong, and all the king’s men...”
An independent testimonial on HARBETH:
"We deliberately didn’t want speakers which would ’flatter’ the sound."
‐ Nigel Bewley, The British Library (National Sound Archives)
Are you still adhering to this budget electronics plan highlighted in your earlier post quoted above?
if so, then to actually unlock the HARBETH audio performance true potential, then IMO it looks like this budget amp price and performance strata (and maybe also your source ?) are in need of a significant upgrade worthy of the performance capabilities level of HARBETHS. There is a bevy of British contenders that meet the challenge and achieve the neceessary synergy with HARBETH.
I don’t own HARBETHS personally but they remain high on my fave list. They were on my short list as top contenders and no pretenders, before my last upgrade.
The following mag speaker review extract rehash (non HARBETH) also applies equally to HARBETHs based on my personal auditions (NOTE- they crave high-end upstream electronics )
“.... resolution, detail, and fleetness of foot do not always guarantee musical communication however. It is the ability to organize the sound into comprehensible and meaningful patterns that is the gist of successful music making, both in actual live performance and in audio reproduction. Punctuation, emphasis and de-emphasis, and the organization of time are crucial here. ...
It makes musical sense of a wide variety of types of music, leading quickly to an immersion into the music rather than to a distracting awareness of the sound of the speaker...”
Caveat emptor and good luck.