First of all, thanks to all for the great advice.

The best thing about this hobby is the wide range of opinions out there, I tend to follow the "speakers are the most important component" doctrine, so it was interesting to see that both Nrchy and Warrenh believe the source is the most important component.

I currently have a speaker budget of around $1000 and I'm looking at B&W DM603 S3, and Paradigm Reference Studio 60; both of these are available at local dealers. Any other suggestions? I also have access to Tannoy, Audes, Spendor.

On a slightly different note, does anybody know anything about nOrh speakers?

thanks again

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    • NAD C521
    great for the price
    • Adcom GFP-555
    with phono, 10 lbs
    bought used.
    • Audiosource Inc. Amp Two
    Good at the time
    • Paradigm Titan II
    midrange with tweeter
    • Tara Labs N/A
    bought used
    • NAD C-420

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One other question, How do you like your Titans? The reason I asked is because I have audition the PSB 2B, Klipsch, and Boston Acoustics and don't even come close to the Titans. Have you audition the Mini Monitors yet? Why did you decide on the Paradigm Reference 60 and the B&W DM603 S2? What is your personal preference in sound? Personally the 603 S2 are more of a warm, layback smooth sound as to the Reference 60 is more dynamic balance sound.
You should consider upgrading your amp first if you think that is your weakest link. NAD, Adcom, or Creek is a great choice for your Titans. Happy Listening :)



I'm confused. Are your speakers Titans v.2 because I think there is no such thing as Titans II, at least from my understanding. How does the amp sound? I was planning to get an Audiosource Amp One awhile back when I had a Pioneer VSX-305. I went and decided to get a Nikko NA-690 Integrated Amplifier on ebay and to this day, it performs flawlessly with my Titans.