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    Join Date: Dec 2017

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    Hi there
    Not been on here long so not sure what’s out there.
    I have dug out my old hi fi gear after years of storage becaus I have acquired my late dads Turntable & thought it would be nice to play some old records again.
    So my system comprises of at the moment.....

    Duel 510 turntable
    Nad 3130 amp
    Dennon CD player
    A pair of Haybrook speaker stands. All mint condition.

    I would apreciate any comments on this set up.

    Could anyone recommend some speakers new or second hand that would sound nice with the gear I have?
    I don’t want to spend a fortune on what is essentially a free set up so far, but was thinking around £100.
    What is your opinion on Warfdale Diomond 9.1 these Iv seen for £90 & reviews seem ok.? Could I do better?
    Cheers
    Marc

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    A pair of vintage Mordaunt Short Pageant 2 speakers would probably be nice with your gear. Can't comment on the Diamonds, I think they're Chinese made.


    Where's Freullet by the way? I've never heard of it.

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    Lol
    Oops thatís my surname (from someware in France)
    Not sure how it got into the location field on my profile all edited now,
    Thanks for pointing out,.

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    Diamonds are a good choice for a small speaker but I'd go for an older pair, the Mk IV or before. Consider that the IV was around £100 new 30 years ago, the newest version is still around £100, so costs have been cut considerably compared to the older ones.

    The Mk IV are my personal favourites.

    If the room is not a shoe box then you could go bigger than Diamonds if you wanted to.
    Martin



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    RAM Bookshelf Monitor MK2, RAM 100, Audiomaster MLS1, Monitor Audio MA8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57charles View Post
    RAM Bookshelf Monitor MK2, RAM 100, Audiomaster MLS1, Monitor Audio MA8.
    Agree any of those - not so easy to find as the Wharfies though.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    ''I like to be objective about my subjectivity.''

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    A pair of vintage Mordaunt Short Pageant 2 speakers would probably be nice with your gear. Can't comment on the Diamonds, I think they're Chinese made.
    Been looking around canít find any of these for sale. Though ther ar3 a few pairs of Mordeant Short MS812 for sale on eBay
    Would these fit the bill?

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    In my opinion. It's worth waiting for a pair of Pageant 2's to come along. That is the classic model of the time from Mordaunt Short.

    Why not put a 'wanted' ad in our Private Exhibitions section? I suspect members may have some tucked away. I know plenty have used them.

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    yes id agree with geoff,ive had 3 pairs of pageant 2's,they are a cracking little speaker,£100 would also get you a very good pair.
    id also look for celestion ditton 33's although ive not heard a pair.from what ive read they are also very good but harder to find and may go for more than £100.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103M, 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    In my opinion. It's worth waiting for a pair of Pageant 2's to come along. That is the classic model of the time from Mordaunt Short.

    Why not put a 'wanted' ad in our Private Exhibitions section? I suspect members may have some tucked away. I know plenty have used them.
    Sorry for all the questions a pair of MS festival 2 have come up for sale on eBay £125 good condition how do these compare with pageant ?

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