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    Hi All

    I’m looking to improve my office set up and would appreciate some suggestions please.

    I’m*currently using some nice old Sonatas, but they replaced some much loved Royd Sorcerer SE’s which is a hard act to follow and they just aren’t cutting the mustard.

    So looking for a step up to try and regain as much of the magic of the Sorcerer’s*as possible. So anything*really*musical with a bit of bounce and a civilised top end.

    They would have to work sitting on wall brackets and fairly near a corner in a small office.

    The amp is a Marantz PM-4 and TT a Sony PS-X600 with Denon dl110.

    Budget as low as possible in the £100 to £200 range, I’ve been looking for some Usher S520’s but no luck so far, (but watching a pair on EBay) so any other suggestions would be really appreciated.

    And*if you have anything suitable to sell, please let me know.

    Cheers

    Rich
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    What about something like this?



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    Wharfedale Diamond 220, currently £99 at Richer Sounds, and they look and sound great.
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    Wharfedale Diamond IV

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133902141...8AAOSwpS1hZc1p

    have the bounce in spades and acceptable top end, well within the budget. Would cost about £300 in today's money.
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    I would consider a pair of these if not too big, Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 Speakers, they got "Best stereo speakers £200-£350, Awards 2012. Supreme versatility. The Bronze BX2s represent incredible value for money", not picky on positioning and your Marantz should be man enough to drive them I think.

    These come with stands, you could try making an offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    I would consider a pair of these if not too big, Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 Speakers, they got "Best stereo speakers £200-£350, Awards 2012. Supreme versatility. The Bronze BX2s represent incredible value for money", not picky on positioning and your Marantz should be man enough to drive them I think.

    These come with stands, you could try making an offer.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284546521...4AAOSwZC5hg-wV
    They look lovely, but too big unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicy View Post
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    Kralk TBD2 up for £200
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

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