I discovered the other day that my 15 year old Realistic Mach II speakers have disintegrated. The outer foam woofer suspension, that is.
In the past I imagined one day procuring a set of Klipsch speakers. Now I see I could get an entry level setup for about $800. I don't listen much anymore, and live in an apartment so something small but precise and a good value is what is needed. $800 is about the upper limit of what I'd consider.
Are Klipsch the best thing going or should I consider others? I used to be into audio quite a bit (not the nonsense) but haven't paid attention for a long time.
I also have a 100W/ch Kyocera integrated amplifier. It makes popcorn noise when first turned on, for a few minutes until it warms up. Been like that for years. I guess it's not necessary to replace it as long as it quiets down eventually. It wouldn't be pleasant to consider the price tag of a similar performing replacement. The thing can do 60A peak.