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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jun 2010

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    I'm Geoff.

    Default Advice for a mate

    A mate wants to upgrade his second system with a new amp and speakers. My suggestion would be something like a caiman - chromecast and a set of active monitors as he has a limited space.

    Can anyone make any recommendations?
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    Budget would be a big help.

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    This might be a good place to start: http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...ctive-speakers

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    Not sure where I read It (pinkfishmedia maybe) but the latest Yamaha amps (A-S501 A-S701 etc) are supposed to be a big Improvement over the older models and good value for money (assuming he changes his mind over active speakers)

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    An issue he has just raised is that he will mainly be listening to vinyl.
    He currently runs his vinyl, and other sources, through an ION obelisk amp that I got for him a few years ago and some old, very budget speakers.

    As I think, I think a speaker replacement is priority number one.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    New or secondhand? Standmount or floorstander? Budget?

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    Happy with used. Bookshelf, small footprint.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

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    JBL L1s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    JBL L1s
    If that's the model I heard at Scalford years ago, then I'd agree. Nice open mids without being overly smooth or dull, like a lot of hifi speakers.

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    Size of room, size of amps?
    Frankly I think you nailed it 1st post, actives are the way forward if you're not too audio-neurotic

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