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£2k - what to dem?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by RobDickinson, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. RobDickinson

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    The only problem with the monitor audios is that I dont think i'll get em past my SO - she soent like their looks...

    Cant say their top of my list in that department either.

    She prefers the looks of the 782s - me I like the CM4's - their sound too.

    Its just that they havnt got the best reviews & most shop dealers get that glazed look when you mention them and quickly point me to some proaks....
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    You should consider auditioning Ruark speakers which got some great reviews recently.
     
  3. RobDickinson

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    Sometime next year (I know - cant wait though) I'll be replacing my HC speakers.

    What I have now :<br />gale Model 4's - mains.<br />JBL mr center (eeeeek...)<br />Kef Coda 7 rears.<br />kef 20B sub.

    I'm keeping the Sub & possibly the rears in a 5mx4m room - I want good movies BUT 2/5 channel music is a priority.

    I'll be demoing (as mains) :<br />B&W CM4's<br />Mission 782's<br />Monitor Audio 8i's<br />Proak studio 125's<br />kefs (reference one-two's plus some Q series ones).

    <br />Any others I should consider?<br />Athetics are important too - no big uglies please (thats dynaudio etc) the SO wont have it...

    Kit it'll be pluged into (short term - some of this'll change).<br />Pioneed PD703 CD<br />Panasonic A350 DVD<br />Yamaha E493.<br />Kenwood ka3020Se.

    <br />Cheers...
     
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    Ive got Monitor Audio 9i (paid £600 ex demo <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> ), monitor audio 12i center and fxi bipolar rears. very very happy with them.

    They can sound a little bright, so be careful what you hook them up to. I have arcam kit.

    Also they need a lot of running in because of the C-Cam cones.....
     
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    What amp are you actually using?

    I would go for the ProAcs, also see if you can find a dealer which carries Focus Audio - Canadian made and sound fab.

    The Dynaudio Audience series is indeed ugly, but the Countour series - now that would be something.<br />Unfortunately they are not anywhere near cheap and need some beefy amp to drive them.
     
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    Amp wise I'm not sure yet.

    Budget for the amp will be about £1k.

    Possibly just add a Rotel1075 to the Yamaha e492 or Rotel Rsx972

    Either that or whatever Denon/Arcam etc have for the price thats musical.

    Either that or I'll just replace my Kenwood ka3020 with a 2channel power amp & still use my DVD/yamaha as a preamp system.
     
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    Try the CM2 all arround + CMC + a good subwoofer, if it is well set-up you will hardly notice any difference from the CM4.

    This applies to any brand. Don´t show the Sonus Faber speakers to your wife, or you will have to buy them, then it is no problem, they sound as good as they look <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" />
     

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