Rogers JR-149 vs. LS3/5A vs. Harbeth P3ESR

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  1. Marty Lange

    Marty Lange AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Just a question:

    I have three possible routes to go:
    Minty pair of JR-149 with the JR Super Sub. Has the rare wall stands and everything has been recapped correctly with Dayton caps and the wood is all in really good condition. Price is 1000 and a good friend of mine.

    A pair of Rogers LS3/5A for around 1300-1400 (I don’t have a specific pair in mind but can likely find something around this price).

    Or do I just go all out and buy brand new Harbeth P3ESR?

    I don’t like to waste money but the 1k or so difference isn’t a huge huge deal and could swing it. But if I can get same from the JR-149 of course would rather have more money in my pocket.

    Reasons against the JR-149 is placement of a cylinder speaker doesn’t fit as well as a square (to me). But this setup looks decent to me:
    https://www.stereophile.com/content/musicians-audiophiles-jerome-sabbagh

    Just would like to hear everyone’s thoughts and see some comparisons that people have between these.

    Any comments are appreciated.

    Amp will likely be a luxman m4000 or
    Musical design d-150.

    Marty
     

     

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  2. JimPA

    JimPA Distinguished Member

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    The JR-149 MK2 is better than the JR-149 it uses a Dalesford D30/100 and not the Kef B110.
     
  3. SaSi

    SaSi Seriously Illogical Subscriber

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    For your budget, you could also have a listen to the KEF LS50. They are the same "principle" nearfield compact loudspeakers, designed with this century technology. Not to bash the KEF110/T27 combination (actually I'm a big KEF fan) but they were designed 40 years ago. A lot of things have improved since then.

    Other than that, the JR149 with the sub would be a good system, but the price seems a bit steep.
     
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