5 Killer $2k/pair Tower Speakers Compared for 2019

KEW

KEW

Audioholic Overlord
Hi klipsch is my favourite and am looking to buy the R-820F 5.1 home theater pack. Like the klipsch towers reviewed here they are 150w so I need an av receiver minimum 120w at 8 ohms. I cannot find one that is not super expensive can you make any suggestions?
You definitely don't need 120w minimum for the Klipsch!
A lot of us take advantage of reconditioned gear being sold ny Accessories4Less. A4L has established themselves as a forthright company to work with, and everything I have bought from them was a great deal and looked brand new!
I don't know what you consider "super expensive", but here is a great deal on a capable Onkyo at $230
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/onktxnr676/onkyo-tx-nr676-7.2-ch-x-100-watts-a/v-receiver/1.html

If you really believe you must have 120W, here is a Pioneer for $450:
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/pionvsxlx503/pioneer-elite-vsx-lx503-9.2-ch-x-120-watts-a/v-receiver/1.html

But here is their entire offering of AVR's for you to look through:
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/avreceiver/home-audio/receivers-amps/home-theater-receivers/1.html
 
Phase 2

Phase 2

Audioholic Chief
You definitely don't need 120w minimum for the Klipsch!
A lot of us take advantage of reconditioned gear being sold ny Accessories4Less. A4L has established themselves as a forthright company to work with, and everything I have bought from them was a great deal and looked brand new!
I don't know what you consider "super expensive", but here is a great deal on a capable Onkyo at $230
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/onktxnr676/onkyo-tx-nr676-7.2-ch-x-100-watts-a/v-receiver/1.html

If you really believe you must have 120W, here is a Pioneer for $450:
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/pionvsxlx503/pioneer-elite-vsx-lx503-9.2-ch-x-120-watts-a/v-receiver/1.html

But here is their entire offering of AVR's for you to look through:
https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/avreceiver/home-audio/receivers-amps/home-theater-receivers/1.html
KEW, I been research in that unit, pre-amp outs what's your thoughts on it KEW? It's class D amp?
 
KEW

KEW

Audioholic Overlord
KEW, I been research in that unit, pre-amp outs what's your thoughts on it KEW? It's class D amp?
I assume you are talking the Pioneer since it has pre-outs.
It seems like a strong unit.
Nothing at all wrong with Class D in my book. Pioneer did have a embarrassing experience when they first introduced class D amplification into their AVR's, but they sorted that out a good while back.
Personally, for the same money, I would go with the Denon AVR-X3400H because it also has a fine amp section (105W) and pre-outs, and adds Audyssey with the app ($20) to give you better control of the roomEQ.
 
Phase 2

Phase 2

Audioholic Chief
I assume you are talking the Pioneer since it has pre-outs.
It seems like a strong unit.
Nothing at all wrong with Class D in my book. Pioneer did have a embarrassing experience when they first introduced class D amplification into their AVR's, but they sorted that out a good while back.
Personally, for the same money, I would go with the Denon AVR-X3400H because it also has a fine amp section (105W) and pre-outs, and adds Audyssey with the app ($20) to give you better control of the roomEQ.
Thanks KEW,
 
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noclue

Audioholic
I am going to a anthem 720 have a a mono price 5 x 200 amp may upgrade that to 7 x 200 later on
 
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trmoore2

Audiophyte
I would also audition the Revel F36 model before purchasing. I heard this model at an audio show, and they are terrific for the money!
 
N

noclue

Audioholic
I just want to say that I am a firm believer in Arc room correction or just Anthem now no longer will i use demon or other AVR that use Audyssey room correction. even my wife noticed a huge difference once i set it up
I am sure Dirac live is as good or better but have no need to change at this point
 
_Mithrandir_

_Mithrandir_

Audiophyte
All 5 of the speakers reviewed here seem like a great addition to most home theaters. I have also been considering Salk Songtowers. They fall around $2k per pair. Without listening in person (yet) to each of these as well as the Salk pair could anyone shed some light as to how they would compare? Besides reputation and custom cabinets that are stunningly beautiful, why wouldn't anyone just opt for these?
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
All 5 of the speakers reviewed here seem like a great addition to most home theaters. I have also been considering Salk Songtowers. They fall around $2k per pair. Without listening in person (yet) to each of these as well as the Salk pair could anyone shed some light as to how they would compare? Besides reputation and custom cabinets that are stunningly beautiful, why wouldn't anyone just opt for these?
One advantage that these speakers would have over Songtowers is dynamic range. These speakers will be able to handle louder levels with less trouble than Songtowers.
 
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Grandzoltar

Full Audioholic
Nice to see towers reviewed in this price range. But in my humble opinion if there is not a outstanding center to go with them then i have no use for them. I would like to see the best combo for 2-3 k that includes the two towers and a center
Of that group the Paradigm 600c or smaller 500c is going to be the best center speaker imho.
 

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