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Very true. I can get one used (floor model) for a lot less. What would you go for at that price range or a grand less? Thanks.
 

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Here I am again pimping the best floor stand speakers I have heard under 5K....my very own Neat MF5 :)

Other than that I would go for Tannoy TD series (depending on the size of your room as they are massive), A.R.T Emotion (2nd hand), Roksan FR-5 (bargain at 2K!), PMC OB1 (large scale music friendly, very wide soundstage)
 
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Thanks! I've only heard the following at that price range in order of preference: (1) Sonus Farber Domus Grand Piano; (2) Martin Logan electrostats, forget the model but in the same price range; and (3) Vienna Acoustic Beethovens.

I'll try and listen to the ones you suggested.
 

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your list look like you are a classical music guy
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If you like Sonus Faber, don't go for Grand Piano as the Cremona are so much better and can be had for two and a half grand (ex-demo)
 
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Oddly no. I am a rock, blues and jazz guy (in that order). I liked the Grand Piano on the basis of listening to Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb from the Wall album (especially the guitar solo). I didn't like the Vienna Acoustics because it didn't seem to have the "oomph" required for rock.

I will definitely take a look at the Cremona but I mistakenly thought that it was much more expensive than the Grand Piano. Great advice!
 

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Sonus Faber is not well known to rock but they are good enough to do it all (just like my NEAT
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) Roksan FR-5 are extreamly good with Guitar sound too as they not come across as ears bleedingly bright, in fact I demo them with Free's "Oh I wept" and was very impress how the guitar solo sounded....oh so natural.

Another thought! Save most of your cash and get a pair of Ruark Tarlisman 2 (£350) as they pounding out rock tune like a deep purple on speed!
 
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Thanks! I definitely will look for them. Good food for thought!