How did the audition go in the end?
Yeah I think that would be the case, I think 5's will be fine, they're a slim speaker and I sit the long length away from them, doesn't look it in the pic but it's 4.5m to speaker fronts.The 7's would be too big for your space, many would argue the 5's are too big!
Yep for sure, just as everyone sees colours slightly differently everyone must hear slightly differently too with ear shapes and what not. I can't see me needing or wanting to replace these for a very long time - but things like the TV and AVR are getting on a bit so they're next in the firing line. The TV is too small for the distance and at 40inches with the thick frame it has, it all but physically occupies that of a modern 55"! So that's the next big purchase which can wait til Black FridayI remember the first time i spent a lot of money on a amp and speaker upgrade (tag mclaren amp, power amp and Epos ES30’s), my brother listened and said he preferred his cheap Rotel RB970 (which he bought from me) and his B&W 601’s.
My thoughts were, as long as you are happy with the sound thats all that matters.
If you like the way they sound thats all that matters and they should make you smile.
Yeah it just goes to show you can't put any stock in the numbers on the spec pages etc, you really do need to go and listen! Obvious really and I always knew I'd need to listen, but with the internet making it so easy to research and compare it's easy to get caught up in numbers and specs and try and do it all online.That’s a nice account of how you decided- and the text book way of choosing, by listening to the different speakers. I’ve always done the same, usually at Sevenoaks, switching between speakers and adjusting the volume to compensate for sensitivities.
At least, now you will have the piece of mind that you chose the right speakers.
By the way, I am a fan of B&W and KEF having owned both. I find the KEF UniQ tweeters to be very detailed and the sound very focussed. The B&W equally good, but their strength was a bolder sound- at least on the model I had.
Congrats, they look great!Got them home, setup and they sound incredible! Exactly as I wanted and the bass is stronger at home for sure. It's as deep as I was getting on the Tannoys but tighter and more controlled, I'm not driving them hard mind, I'll be babying them for a while to come!
I can definitely say that the R7 would have been too much in the room though, both from an over powering bass perspective (I can see my room making them behave more like the Tannoys and creating a somewhat one dimensional note to the bass, i.e too much even for me!), and also from a physical point of view! Any taller and it would move the left speaker in further and compromise the positioning, and not to mention these look big in the room, but just acceptable! I think it helps that they look very modern for sure.
I've not played with distances etc and just sat them down where they look about right, they sound spot on so I'll probably not mess about.
So not cheap, but worth every penny
Thanks, and yes it is! Which is very apt. as I've taken the Amazon HD upgrade too. I didn't use it a lot as it was only 320k so was toying with the idea of getting Tidal Hifi and cancelling Amazon. So with the HD release this week and at the price it is, is a total result as I did not know it was comingCongrats, they look great!
Life's to short for bad audio!