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    Join Date: Apr 2021

    Location: London UK

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    I'm Anthony.

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    Hi Everybody,

    My name is Anthony AKA 'Lank' and i live in London England. I have joined this forum because i am looking for some collective wisdom in terms of my next move as far as upgrading my Hi-Fi is concerned.

    I have a budget of around 1000 - 1500 to invest in a new system to replace my old Myriad integrated amp and CD Player feeding some early Q Acoustics speakers.

    I have a varied taste in music from Neil Young (amazing lyrics) to London Grammar (love her voice) and a bit of classical and folk etc.

    I like the idea of active speakers, because it makes sense to me to match the amplifier to the speakers, BUT i am a bit concerned that with changing streaming technology buying speakers with built-in streaming tech could be a mistake.

    So, i'm thinking about a pair of Acoustic Energy AE1's. What do you think? I can then add a separate streamer as my music source.

    Thanks

    'Lank'

    PS i may have missed it, but there does not seem to be much on this forum about active speakers

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    I'm Grant.

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    welcome to aos anthony. hopefully some folk will be able to give advice.. you can open a thread in appropriate section if you wish; it will get more views
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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Anthony. Welcome to AOS.

    Take a look around the site and join in any chat that interests you, we have sections covering every aspect of Hi-Fi.


    Enjoy the forum,
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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Anthony.

    I think you enquiry about active speakers has already attracted some replies. Personally I would think very carefully about 'going active' - you will have a dedicated speaker and amplifier pairing, which whilst in the opinion of some might be optimal, leaves you with little option should a fault develop.

    I would put your budget towards either upgrading your amp or speakers.

    Enjoy the Forum
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    Hi Anthony,

    Welcome to AoS. If you search the 'Blank Canvas' area of the forum, you'll find various discussions in the archive about active speakers. However, it would be useful if you started your own thread about them, as that way our members will be able to help with specifically what you would like to know

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