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  1. #1
    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    I'm Dan.

    Default Best Speaker match for Marantz PM4

    Hi Guys

    I'm collecting the PM4 later on today

    Just wondering which speakers best suit the efficiently...options are below

    Audio Note ANJ/D - My choice -
    Tannoy DC1000
    Tannoy 615 MK2
    Castle Tyne MK1
    Heybrook Point 5
    AR - 20B
    Dali Zensor 1
    MS 10i Pearls
    B&W DM2's
    Marantz HD 270/300
    Mission M35I
    Wharfedale XP2

    Thank you
    Daniel
    Main System: Nad 3020 Amplifier & Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner & Pioneer PD S505 Precision CD Player & Grundig MBX 310 + Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul The Wind hybrid Speaker Cable
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 & Technics SL D21 DD Drive TT - P24 Cartridge

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers

    Tonight's System with Beers
    Luxman SQ 507X , Celestion Ditton 15's , Sky/Youtube...

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    I reviewed the Pm-4 for Hi-Fi Answers back in 1983 (PM me if you want a copy). I used Celestion SL6 speakers without trouble over replay level in a fairly big listening room. In 1999 I was 'exiled' to the States and wanted a system of reasonable quality for my den. I borrowed a Pm-4 from a chum and used this across a long room with a pair of Acoustic Energy AE-1s fed by a modded Marantz CD-65SE - a blissful system that I spent many happy hours listening to - though admittedly I wasn't listening to thrash metal or organ recitals.

    Of the speakers you list the Tannoys would be my first port of call having used a Pm-4 with 609s very successfully.

    It's one of my desert island products - you're lucky indeed - enjoy.
    DGP

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGP View Post
    I reviewed the Pm-4 for Hi-Fi Answers back in 1983 (PM me if you want a copy). I used Celestion SL6 speakers without trouble over replay level in a fairly big listening room. In 1999 I was 'exiled' to the States and wanted a system of reasonable quality for my den. I borrowed a Pm-4 from a chum and used this across a long room with a pair of Acoustic Energy AE-1s fed by a modded Marantz CD-65SE - a blissful system that I spent many happy hours listening to - though admittedly I wasn't listening to thrash metal or organ recitals.

    Of the speakers you list the Tannoys would be my first port of call having used a Pm-4 with 609s very successfully.

    It's one of my desert island products - you're lucky indeed - enjoy.
    DGP
    Hi David

    Thanks

    i will PM you for a copy if that is OK will do it later on today - PS RE the Tannoys i have read different things like the did not gel well but will give them a try each to their own...Thank you
    Main System: Nad 3020 Amplifier & Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner & Pioneer PD S505 Precision CD Player & Grundig MBX 310 + Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul The Wind hybrid Speaker Cable
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 & Technics SL D21 DD Drive TT - P24 Cartridge

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers

    Tonight's System with Beers
    Luxman SQ 507X , Celestion Ditton 15's , Sky/Youtube...

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    The Tannoy DC1000 are a hoot to use and will suit the PM-4 just fine. These Tannoys may not exactly be neutral, but they image brilliantly and go louder than any speaker that size has any right to! I prefer the DC1000 to the larger DC2000/3000 models.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Well its here - is the selector shaft suppose to be soft in motion? very tricky?
    Last edited by dantheman91; 17-03-2017 at 18:15.
    Main System: Nad 3020 Amplifier & Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner & Pioneer PD S505 Precision CD Player & Grundig MBX 310 + Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul The Wind hybrid Speaker Cable
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 & Technics SL D21 DD Drive TT - P24 Cartridge

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers

    Tonight's System with Beers
    Luxman SQ 507X , Celestion Ditton 15's , Sky/Youtube...

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    Join Date: Aug 2012

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    I'm Mike.

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    I 100% agree with your AN (or Snells for authenticity ) choice.
    My stuff -

    Analogue: Lenco GL-75 / AN IQ2 / DL-160
    For when there's no Analogue: Doge 6 CDP
    To discover loads of new music: SBT into Micromega MyDac
    Make music louder: Quad 34 / Quad 405-2
    Music boxes: Heco Celan 300
    Cleaning duties: Okki Nokki 2

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    Good lord she already sounds excellent and thats just on testing it
    Main System: Nad 3020 Amplifier & Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner & Pioneer PD S505 Precision CD Player & Grundig MBX 310 + Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul The Wind hybrid Speaker Cable
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 & Technics SL D21 DD Drive TT - P24 Cartridge

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers

    Tonight's System with Beers
    Luxman SQ 507X , Celestion Ditton 15's , Sky/Youtube...

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    Tannoy Berkeley - a friend of mine feeds them with PM-5, just heard it the other evening. Stupidly good sound for that money (under 1,5k or so)
    Gordan.
    Speakers: Oris Swing MkII
    Amps: Thomas Mayer 300b (main) or Hiraga La Maison de L'Audiophile 20
    Preamp: Dave Slagle EMIA AVC
    Phono Preamp: Shishido LCR by Solaja Audio
    Decks: Garrard 301 with Fidelity Research FR64fx (main) or Kuzma Stabi S with 4 Point
    Cartridges: SPU Spirit (main) or Koetsu Black revisited by Salai or Miyajima Shilabe
    Step Up Transformers: Tango MCT 999 (main) or Ortofon T-5000 or Luxman AD8000 with 8030 capsule or Fidelity Research FRT-5 or Lumiere SUT
    Digital: Akai CD-79 modded
    Wires: of sufficient length

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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisgrau View Post
    Tannoy Berkeley - a friend of mine feeds them with PM-5, just heard it the other evening. Stupidly good sound for that money (under 1,5k or so)
    Hi Gordon

    Going back 6 years we could of used Berkeleys as we had a pair...
    Main System: Nad 3020 Amplifier & Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner & Pioneer PD S505 Precision CD Player & Grundig MBX 310 + Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul The Wind hybrid Speaker Cable
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10 & Technics SL D21 DD Drive TT - P24 Cartridge

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers

    Tonight's System with Beers
    Luxman SQ 507X , Celestion Ditton 15's , Sky/Youtube...

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    Hi Dan ! I had a pm4 some years ago and I thought it was absolutely great, my son Marco owns it now and he has a pair of linn kahbers on the end of it with a rell q50 sub belive it or not it's a very good match and sounds very good .If you fancy tannoys the dc 1000,2000 or 3000 will sound very good indeed
    regards steve

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