LS3/5a – is there any other design that is comparable?

Grumbling women

The thread starts:  Suppose you love the sound of LS3/5as, but missed the boat on getting a pair while they were still reasonable or, like me, sold your pair when they were going for $500. I've heard lots of folks talking about speakers they thought superceded the LS3/5as (Audio Physic Step, Harbeths, etc.) but what if you wanted a reasonably-priced speaker that excelled at what the LS3/5as excelled at? Any possibilities in your eyes?

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