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Orchestral adds a huge upgrade in requirements

I personally don't think that many vintage speakers could really do full orchestral as well as good modern ones, especially for < a kilobuck.

Of course, smaller satellites & Quads could do chamber and limited dynamics orchestral extremely well, but there's still a limit.

I would look for large planars or planar-like, which will not be under a kilobuck.

Magnepan Tympani (will need expert checking & refurb)
B&W Matrix 801 for conventional with big bass. They had more even frequency response back then in the 80's than they do now, and that's why they were used in mastering studios.

and then the really rare magic ones

Infinity IRS
Apogee Diva/Grand (!)


Personally I would not go quite so vintage if you don't want project---you could get a Magnepan 3 series, like 3.6 for $2000, add in a subwoofer or two and good crossover or even better room correction like Anti-Mode, Anthem or Dirac.



Edits: 04/10/17

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