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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2018

    Location: Cornwall

    Posts: 189
    I'm Dave.

    Default Speaker Upgrade

    As your aware from my signature I have been using for the last 5 years a pair of Dali Zensor 3s, they were a upgrade from my original Wharfedale 9s also on stands. The Dalis have been brilliant speakers, wide sound stage and having a above average size 7" woofer not lacking in the base department. With Christmas coming I fancied a pair of floor standers with a tweeter, mid and low drivers, I considered a pair of Dali's again but the 7s are a bit big for the location on the other side of the TV. I came upon a email from Sevenoaks Sound and Vision in their Black Friday early sales, they were selling Q Acoustic Concept 40s at 499 new! Checked a few other sellers Peter Tyson and Richer Sounds and they were both 999. After lots of reading reviews and watching YouTube videos a pair were ordered up last Thursday.

    The order was deliver yesterday by DPD on time and undamaged, I saw the driver puffing up the drive and found out why, they are 21kgs each. I assembled up the rear support glass leg with the floor spikes on, the front 2 were already fitted to the front speaker base. I have to say the finish in gloss piano black is superb and very well made.

    After a quick 1hr test before tea and straight out the box I was undecided if they were a upgrade or not? Playing some Andre Rieu classics they sounded very muddled if that makes sense? Today I have put another 5 hrs on them and replaying the same music I can say they are opening up and showing that they were indeed a upgrade from the Dali Zensor 3s, I look forward to putting another 5 hours on them tomorrow.

    Anyone here got or had the same speakers ?
    Amp Rega Elex-R
    CDP Denon DCD 520
    Tuner Teac T-R650 Dab/FM
    Music Player Pioneer N30 Network Player
    DAC Rega Dac-R
    Speakers Q Acoustic Concept 40s
    Speaker Cable Current is Rega FSC Quattro , Fisual S-Flex Studio 2.5mm / Ortofon SPK 100
    Interconnects Van Damme Silver Plated OFC Pro Classic XKE CDP/Tuner & Solid Silver Cyro 99.99% Pure, Dac To Amp
    Headphones AKG K550 mk3
    SUB BK XLS 200

  2. #2
    Join Date: Dec 2018

    Location: Cornwall

    Posts: 189
    I'm Dave.

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    Got 20hrs on them now and starting to shine, I know some say burn in is bunkam but they sound better to me.
    Amp Rega Elex-R
    CDP Denon DCD 520
    Tuner Teac T-R650 Dab/FM
    Music Player Pioneer N30 Network Player
    DAC Rega Dac-R
    Speakers Q Acoustic Concept 40s
    Speaker Cable Current is Rega FSC Quattro , Fisual S-Flex Studio 2.5mm / Ortofon SPK 100
    Interconnects Van Damme Silver Plated OFC Pro Classic XKE CDP/Tuner & Solid Silver Cyro 99.99% Pure, Dac To Amp
    Headphones AKG K550 mk3
    SUB BK XLS 200

  3. #3
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 34,994
    I'm Martin.

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    A lot of speaker for that money especially brand new.
    Current Lash Up:

    Audiolab CDT6000 > Topping E30 > Avalon BT2 > Krell KSA50S > JM Labs Focal Electra 926.

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