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Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
In the $10K - 12K price range, two speakers stand out:   Borreson X3 and Daedalus Muse Studio.  The latter might take some time as it would probably be built to order. They are built in your area, and you could definitely go see Lou Hinkley and au... 
Spendor D7.2 Pairing - First Watt F8
I've owned Spendors and can attest that they have strengths and weaknesses.  Also owned Harbeths.  In the same budget range, you might consider Daedalus Muse speakers.  They have a higher sensitivity, so easily driven.  They are better than any Sp... 
The $10,000 Question
Speakers up to 8K, I highly recommend the Daedalus Muse speakers.  I haven't heard any better in that budget range.  Heirloom speakers that sing and can handle a wide range of amplifiers, including low-watt tubes.   
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
Wrapping up, thanks to everyone for your input!  When opening up topics like these, the hope is that many benefit from the answers.  I've garnered much over my time in this forum just by reading questions and answers I hadn't even posed. So, hopef... 
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I will always be running a tube preamp.  It's a work of art.  But would opt to run a SS power with a set of rock dedicated speakers.  Recommendations for excellent ss power amps to compliment?  Pass Labs was recommended...     
Good Speakers for Rock and Roll Under 15K
I'm hearing some things here.   A lot of Klipsch, Volti, JBL horn-type speakers.  Also some suggestions to employ SS amps instead of tubes.  Since I run separates, I'm not opposed to adding a SS power amp and running some rock-dedicated speakers i... 
Help with speaker selection
Daedalus Audio Apollos.  In an average room size, you will never regret them.  Wolf Von Langa Son.  Superb for jazz, blues, acoustics, vocals, etc.  
Advice or Experience with Tube Amps: 485's or KT170's?
ozzy62 Thanks for that.  I have been checking out Aric Audio and the Super 211 SET. It looks very good with the build I've been looking for.  The review on 6Moons was thorough and inspiring.  I have not wanted to have to buy a preamp, but the Ari... 
Advice or Experience with Tube Amps: 485's or KT170's?
carlsbad2 Thanks Jerry.  I know the tonal qualities of the 300b are the Holy Grail of tube amps. I would have to test a 300b SET with my speakers as 95db is not always the same from speaker to speaker. It sounds like you recommend an amp/preamp s... 
Advice or Experience with Tube Amps: 485's or KT170's?
auroravengeance Thanks for the recommendation.  The LAB12 Integre4 Mk2 Integrated Amplifier now comes outfitted with KT-170 valves and garners some great reviews.  And the price is right.  I have put it on my short list.  I would still like to li... 
Advice or Experience with Tube Amps: 485's or KT170's?
Currently have Daedalus Muse but also buying Wolf Von Longa Son Speakers that are 95db.  I am set on not buying 330b's at this point, so I am looking for class A tubes that have more wattage than 8-10 w.  I do not think most 300b's would be adequa... 
Speaker recommendation £2-10k range
In that budget, I would highly recommend ordering a pair of Daedalus Muse speakers.  I would take them over Harbeth, Spendor, KEF, or any others.  They are custom-made, beautiful, and have a fabulous sound, They may take a bit of time as they are ... 
Major innovative break through: The new NSMT Loudspeakers reference speaker
One issue with the NSMT speakers is the lack of availability to audition them.  I called Erol (very nice). He said NSMT no longer has a listening room at their location (!).  He added that there used to be quite a few places across the US where th... 
Lush and Romantic Tube Amps
atmasphere Thanks for the answer.  I've looked at your Atmasphere Class D. It looks nice.  I would probably be looking for a single unit Class D stereo to pair with a nice tube preamp.  Have you ever considered making one? 60-100 watts... would b... 
Lush and Romantic Tube Amps
To atmasphere:    Knowing your background of tube design, etc., would you recommend perhaps using a SS power amp with a tube preamplifier?  Or perhaps a ss / tube hybrid integrated?  Thanks.