I am confused about my 1st DIY project. I am presently using b*se Acoustimass 10 for enjoying movie with a Onkyo NR727 receiver. I had b*se 701 that was run by Yamaha RXV595. I was not satisfied with the sound of b*se 701, so I sold that and kept the Yamaha amp for further use. Now I am considering building a pair of speaker as stereo setup. I also have a active sub Yamaha YST SW160. My room size is 16 ft length x 14 ft width x 11 ft height and distance of listening position from the speaker is 12 ft along the length of the room. I need a speaker that is suitable for enjoying classical music (classical and instrumental) where there is very clear high, mid range and reasonable low but not harsh and listening fatigue, sound-stage and imaging are also important to me. I have a limited budget (500$ maximum, kits only without cabinet). Also I like tower speakers.
I was considering Speedster TMM or Swope Tower, but I am getting confused about the sound performance of the ribbon tweeter. I have some musics that are MP3 or old record. As I know that ribbon tweeters are not good for listening old records and MP3. Some one please suggest me whether I should choose something else that fulfills my requirements or go ahead with the Speedster TMM.