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Old 12-07-2007   #67
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I'm trying to audition the paradigm reference S6 before xmas, will post updates.
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Anyone out there willing to comment on comparatively priced aperion bookcase speakers in terms of price/value.
I did get to hear the Aperion towers and bookshelf speakers all together as a 5.1 surround setup at HE2007. For the money, overall good cohesive sound. Clear and not muffled. But, I did not hear the bookshelfs by themselves. But, I agree with Andrew, definitely worth checking out for sure.
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Andrew,

You know I agree with you as I notified you I am buying the Def Tech Mythos ST's for my reference system today! These speakers cost $1,799 each and can easily hang with $20K/ pair systems. I am not kidding on this one! I was all out set to sell my extra car and use the cash for new speakers. I spent a month or so with the new Def Tech's and quite frankly I am keeping the car and the speakers!

The full review will be out soon, but suffice it to say I kept the car and these speakers......
Yeah kenny, I noticed in another thread you talking about how much fun you were having with the Mythos!! I was at Best Buy this afternoon, and they have the 7002, 7004s, and the small bookshelfs w.subs Andrew is talking about.
But I believe, the Mythos are a "special order."But, the good news is a product like this, can draw many more mainstream customers to the high end. Everyone wins then.
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Guys, a Def Tech 5.1 system with Mythos towers would still be serious money for my kid's basement TV. How about at a $1500 price point for a 5.1 system? Anything better than those Aperions?
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Guys, a Def Tech 5.1 system with Mythos towers would still be serious money for my kid's basement TV. How about at a $1500 price point for a 5.1 system? Anything better than those Aperions?
For $897 you can get a center and four speakers from Magnepan through them directly:

www.magnepan.com

I warn you.... those that buy Magnepan rarely if ever buy another brand of speaker. I believe Stereophile did a questionaire once with their readers and found that something like 99% of Magnepan owners would buy another Maggie first.

The Center is $299. The MMG-W is $299. If you just get an MMG for floor standing fronts they are $550. I warn you though... while the MMG-Ws are nice, the MMG is actually a Quasi-Ribon design and is even more enticing.

Then go over to OutlawAudio.com and pick up an LFM-2 for like $230 with a Christmas special.

That is $1,100 to $1,350 and it will honestly outperform those Def Techs.

The reason Maggies don't get their due is because they rarely upgrade their speakers. So you only hear about them the year a new model comes out. Then they win awards and everyone says what a steal they are.

At some point I think everyone should own some Maggies or Martin Logans... but if you're looking for the best surround sound for $1,500 or less you can't beat those Maggies...

but I'd also suggest the Anthony Gallo Home Theater in the Round, which is a HT in a box set of speakers. They kick butt at around $1k. Still if the Maggies will work you really can't beat them at that price point.
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Lotus,

Have you heard the Mythos ST's in your own room/system? Maqggies with an Outlaw sub aren't gonna outperform them!

Go listen to them set up well, and come back and tell me if you still believe your statement, or are you one of the Maggie heads you speak of? If so, I can understand the bias.
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