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    [Sloppy copy/paste in haste makes crapo title typo]

    I have an old Denon AVR-1707 and I'm only using a pair of Polk R150 on it.

    I'm looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers with respectable bass to get during the holiday season.

    I have the following on my short list:

    -Cambridge Audio SX-50
    -ELAC Debut B6
    -Polk Audio TSx220B
    -Cambridge Audio SX-60
    -Wharfedale Diamond 220
    -Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M
    -Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 45

    The Polks look very good at their sale price, but I'm not buying now.

    Are there any preferences out of what's above ....or any other suggestions you'd add?

    I'm interested in discovering other higher end speaker makers that are not well known that may have an "entry-level audiophile" speaker.

    While $400 is my current upper end, feel free to post bookshelf pairs up to ~$800 in the hope that the holiday season may yield a some discount that is worth coming up with more cash for.
     
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    - $280x2 vs. $212.50
    - 44Hz-24kHz vs. 39Hz-40khz

    Those Klipsch are way too much.

    Since I'm here, I'm going to put in a good word for the Polk S20. The S20 is very good for all types of music. Instrument separation is good with a large sound-stage The bass is deep enough to forgo a sub for the most part. The bass deep enough to deliver on Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop ...and I don't prefer those genres, but they sound so good on these speakers that I can't help including those cable music stations when surfing. There's enough bass to make it so funky that you'll picture yourself driving a pimp-mobile through the opening credits of Good Times.

    The only bookshelf speakers I'd offer as an alternative are the KEF Q100, but they don't go as deep and they've dropped in price a lot since I bought my pair of Polks back in June.
     
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