Speakers to pair with Quicksilver mid mono

Preface: I know virtually nothing about high end audio. My step dad passed away a couple years ago and he had counterpoint preamp, amp and Klipsch corner horn speakers. After he passed, the amp broke and my local audio store (Fred’s Sound of Music in Portland) recommended a pair of quicksilver mid monos to replace the counterpoint. So I purchased those for my mom to continue using the system.  She no longer can use the system, so it’s now mine  

I’m now selling the corner horns because I don’t have the space for speakers that large. 

I’m looking for good speakers to pair with the counterpoint pre amp and the QS mid monos. 

I understand that the tubes inform what speakers pair best. The tubes on these are Tesla E 34 L  513 and the small ones E88cc

from reading other posts, here are some answers:

 It will be setup in a large  great room with the speakers up higher, about 7’ off the ground with 14’ ceilings. 

I mostly listen to 60s/70s and mostly Grateful Dead. 

I really liked the sound of the corner horns. My parents listened to mostly jazz. 

Max budget is $2,000 for a pair but I’d prefer to spend significantly less.  I have no preference on new or used.

forgive my ignorance. I’m trying to learn as much as I can.  

thank you!



Hi there... 

A fellow Portlander here.  If you haven't talked to the good folks at Echo Audio yet I highly recommend reaching out.  They always offer good value for trade in gear and their sales staff are some of the best I've ever dealt with.  Very honest and helpful. 

Also, if you're ever interested in linking up with the local audio community here in town, the Portland Audio Club has monthly meetups.  Feel free to DM if it's something you might want to check out.


The picture reminds me of that insurance commercial with the guy who is trying to give advice to young people who are turning into their parents. Does a gathering room really need a sign that says "Gathering Room"? No!

@roxy54 HA!  I agree with @allenf1963 that you strongly consider mounting the TV above the fireplace — that empty white space is practically begging you to do it.  I have several friends who’ve done this and it actually works very well. 

Even if you don’t mount the TV there appears to be space on either side of the fireplace for stand mounted or small floorstanding speakers, and this placement will give you much superior sound than putting speakers in a bookshelf box or having them 7’ high.  Here are a pair that’d sound fantastic with your electronics, and as they’re black they’d largely blend into the wood frame of the fireplace. 

You could also get these unobtrusive stands on the cheap that’d be great for this application, and you can even load the thick pillar with sand for added weight and better sound…



I’d definitely do something like this and just another idea to chew on FWIW.  Best of luck in finding a workable solution.

Not exactly on point, but I have a pair of Forte iv's powered by Quicksilver horn monos.

Plenty of power and the highs sound live with no harsh high end. Manages the 12 inch woofers with ease.

My thought is that the mid monos would be a lot of power for higher sensitivity speakers.