Can you give me your speaker suggestions?

Currently looking for new speakers as I have grown tired with mine, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions that you think would fit my needs!

I had a pair of heresy iii speakers and loved the sound from 600hz and up but felt pretty much everything below that was thin sounding with no weight. I built a bigger ported cabinet for the drivers and it made a decent improvement from say 40-90hz ish but I still needed a subwoofer. 100-400hz still sounded thin, drums lack that punch and impact and male vocals lack weight and presence. 

Basically I am looking for a speaker that gives you the "musicians are in the room" feeling that the heresy gives me but deliver more in the lower midrange/upper bass area. 

I listen to jazz, femal/male vocals, 70's rock, 80' pop etc.. across all genres the heresy is equally good and equally bad (no matter what genre it feels like the 100-400hz area is sucked out of the room).. speaking of the room im in a 15foot by 22 foot room (its an L shape, half way down the 22 foot wall extends another 22 feet about 550sqft total). not an ideal room but its the only place I have. 

I am using a prima luna prologue premium with 37ish watt/channel, I currently purchased a Pathos logos mk ii with 110wpc into 8, and immediately noticed my main area of concern sounded even thinner, the more powerful hybrid amp sounds less powerful, less meat on the bones if that makes sense. when I get new speakers, I will sell one of the amps. 

my current budget is around $4-6K USD, I would consider purchasing used, or even a diy kit. 

the sonetto V reviews seem to tell me they will fit my needs, does anyone have any thoughts? 

thank you in advanced!! 

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Try a Pair of ol Altec #19's

Efficiency and the Compression driver sound will be there and A Lovely low end

Please don't pay An insane price, Got mine new in the day for 1100 pair, and miss them to this day Jbl  L300 also

I use the Linkwitz LX521.4MG for many years now. If you want "the musicians in your room", this is your best bet, and, for what it delivers, the best value proposition in audio right now. Check out the website and see what people say about this system: You can also see my own setup here:

If you are technically inclined, you can even build the speakers from a kit that comes in a flat pack from Germany very much like something from IKEA - and as easy to put together. 'Saves you a bundle, and lets you chose the final looks (I had mine painted by MAACO in "Lexus- Pearl-White").

The sound of these speakers is like no other, as it produces what the late Siegfried Linkwitz called a "Phantom Stage" some feet BEHIND the speakers, where the musicians seem to perform in open space. The speakers themselves are acoustically "invisible". I cannot think of a more enjoyable reproduction, and for the price: hands down the best value there is! IMHO, of course. FYI: I am in no way affiliated with the Linkwitz brand nor do I have any financial interests. 


Definitely check out speakers from Dynaudio. Their tweeters are amazing and even their stand mounts dig down deep. I owned Heresy II’s for many years before moving to Dynaudio and never looked back. I would suggest listening to the Special 40, Contour 20i, Contour s1.4LE, Heritage Special, and if you can find a pair Confidence C1 Platinum, Signature, or Mk II. I think you will be impressed.

Hey everyone who has helped me, I wanted to post an update for those interested as well as ask a few more questions. 

I was able to get to a dealer a spend a couple of hours there and listen to a few brands that were mentioned here. 

first was the B&W lineup, I was surprised how similar their less expensive models were to the flagship, but the sound is not for me. too bright and in your face, had a lot more comparable bass than my current speakers , and more upper bass/lower midrange, but still not enough, felt as if there was no meat on the bones. very fast and detailed speakers, but to me they didn't sound dynamic, to me dynamic is the difference of quiet to loud (maybe im not explaining dynamic correctly) but these B&W speakers were never quiet, always something shimmering in the top end , the woofers seemed totally disconnected from the tweeter and mid woofer, sort of like my current speakers. that's the impression I was left with. they were connecting to a massive Macintosh integrated, not sure the model. 

next up was the sonus faber sonetto III, they did not have the v's in stock, but I was very impressed with these speakers, they hand punch, warmth, pretty dynamic as well, and the most shocking thing was the scale. I can believe how big everything sounded, the singers scale was life like, this might sound crazy but everything sounded bigger and fuller vs any speaker in the B&W lineup even the flagship although imaging not as precise as any of the B&W speakers. the sonus faber hooked up to a Yamaha integrated (I don't know the name but he said it was around $3K) 

the big surprise was the mission 770, maybe because I was biased against the look, and never really heard much about the brand, but these were a very engaging speaker, I don't know how to describe the sound, I think I need to spend more time with these (hooked up to Macintosh integrated) 

I heard a few other brands but nothing notable. 

a few people mentioned dynaudio, and there's a pair of Sapphire's on the used market for a fair price and somewhat close to me, I am planning to audition. anybody have experience with those?

also near to me is a pair of Cremona M, my thinking is that if the sonetto III impressed me so much, for not much more money on the used market perhaps the Cremona M will be even better.  

I would still like to hear the elysian 2, but no dealer within 7 hours seems to sell them and unfortunately none on the used market either. 

might be worth noting that I am planning to sell the Logos mk II and keep the 40wpc primaluna, until I can afford to sell it and upgrade to the evo 400 (75ish wpc). 



thanks again everyone! 


I heard the Cremora and it distorted badly when trying to play rock music. I guess if you like more quieter music, they would be ok.


get 80 percent to speaker and 20 percent to amplifier  ,  you will happy because mostly sound coming from speaker , the bighest role on audiophile chain  ,,, believe me , you will no regret   ,, anyone can help me about transiator  thanks everyone who help me understand this 

If OP live in Pacific Northwest, then I may let him boroow my Vaughn Cabernett II speaker.


It has nice midrage using ceramic midrange driver and suitable for low poer tube amp due to high efficiency 94db/w.


As ti use two 10 inch active drivers, it go down to 27 hz or so.