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    Join Date: Oct 2017

    Location: Manchester

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Hi, I'm looking for new loudspeakers. My room is around 10' x 15' with high Victorian terrace ceiling.

    I use raspberry pi with IQ Audio DAC Pro for streaming over the LAN using FLAC files mainly.
    I have quite a few amps:
    JVC A-X77
    Trio KA-907
    Denon PMA-757
    Quad 77 pre/power

    I have been using B&W DM7MK2 / KEF Calinda / B&W DM4
    I want to get rid of all the vintage speakers and get something much better.
    My budget is around 2000 GBP, I think second hand is the way to go....

    I've been thinking about ATC SCM40 and PMC Twenty 22 although the PMC Twenty 24 looks better but I'm little concerned my room is not big enough for them. We listen to pop/rock/jazz/classical/folk....
    I would be interested to hear members opinions. I want accurate, clear sound with good bass. I'm starting to think that stand mount would be best for my room size...

    thx

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    a pair of pmc 21's and stands for sale here. http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...lus-PMC-Stands

    Mike has just moved to Tannoys.. nice speakers
    Regards,
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    Join Date: May 2016

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redox View Post
    Hi, I'm looking for new loudspeakers. My room is around 10' x 15' with high Victorian terrace ceiling.

    I use raspberry pi with IQ Audio DAC Pro for streaming over the LAN using FLAC files mainly.
    I have quite a few amps:
    JVC A-X77
    Trio KA-907
    Denon PMA-757
    Quad 77 pre/power

    I have been using B&W DM7MK2 / KEF Calinda / B&W DM4
    I want to get rid of all the vintage speakers and get something much better.
    My budget is around 2000 GBP, I think second hand is the way to go....

    I've been thinking about ATC SCM40 and PMC Twenty 22 although the PMC Twenty 24 looks better but I'm little concerned my room is not big enough for them. We listen to pop/rock/jazz/classical/folk....
    I would be interested to hear members opinions. I want accurate, clear sound with good bass. I'm starting to think that stand mount would be best for my room size...

    thx
    Strongly recommended if you decide to go for new: https://www.divineaudio.co.uk/omega-...-speakers-pair

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    I'm Phil.

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    focal 1028be is a superb speaker , very natural and would be just fine in your room i am sure . well worth seeking out , midland audio has just adverised a pair at 2199 . well worth a look

    https://youtu.be/2dAXJDKxXRA

    i would have them back anyday
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

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    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Is there an amplifier that you use most? It is important that you experience your main amplifier driving speakers in your own, or a similar space. A bake-off would be ideal.

    I would urge you to try several speakers in your room. I have a similar, though larger, space in Liverpool. You would be welcome to have a listen here but I have gone down the vintage speaker route, having listened and owned many modern designs.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; Nakamichi CA7 pre-amp; Nakamichi PA7 Power amp; Lentek integrated; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Denon PMA850 integrated; JBL 4312B control monitors.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    Well, you have experience of B&W loudspeakers so I have to outline our current pair of CM8 S2's which I understand are no longer made. Extremely well made and really weighty, a midrange to die for it is so neutral and a really nicely etched treble performance. The bass is really good but for my electronic music I find the very bottom octave missing. For jazz these loudspeakers are stunning and on jazz influenced material like Quantic, they are highly satisfactory. We play digital and vinyl and these B&W's are as far as we want to go for less than 2k.
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    Join Date: Oct 2017

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Thanks for the replies. I demoed some speakers today in hifi shop.

    PMC 25/22
    PMC 25/24
    Dynaudio Special 40

    I thought the Special 40 was the best, maybe I'm too used to the reflex port bass sound....

    Starting to think that modern loudspeakers are all slim & tall so that retailers can fit them into their retail spaces.....
    Not an 8" inch driver in sight.....

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    I'm Phil.

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    i like tall and slim as they fit in my room well , probably the same in many houses

    glad you liked the dynaudio but are they not above the 2k budget?
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    I'm Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    Well, you have experience of B&W loudspeakers so I have to outline our current pair of CM8 S2's which I understand are no longer made. Extremely well made and really weighty, a midrange to die for it is so neutral and a really nicely etched treble performance. The bass is really good but for my electronic music I find the very bottom octave missing. For jazz these loudspeakers are stunning and on jazz influenced material like Quantic, they are highly satisfactory. We play digital and vinyl and these B&W's are as far as we want to go for less than 2k.
    yes , shame they stopped making them but some great bargains to be had . I quite like the replacement 700 series and the op would do well to demo some . they are widely available
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

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    I'm Andrew.

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    My budget is flexible....

    What is the 700 series?

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