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AVR300 Speaker Suggestions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by hifi_oldie, Aug 1, 2005.

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  1. hifi_oldie

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    I'm fairly new to the Home Cinema scene, coming from
    an old Hi-Fi background.
    Having read quite a few reviews, I have come to the conclusion
    the AVR300 is probably for me with my extensive music collection.

    I have recently had a demo of the AVR300 with a set of Cabasse Xi
    speakers which sounded ok, but got the impression he had an 'agenda'
    trying to sell the speakers.
    I'm having another demo at another shop and he was suggesting
    listening to Monitor Audio Silver RS speakers.

    Any suggestions on listening to other speaker packages, in fact
    any comments at all ?
     
  2. Crustyloafer

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    Monitor Audio RS and Gold Ref Series

    B&W 600 Series

    Epos M5 Series

    Kef iQ Series
     
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    PMC GB1.......nice sounding high's and very, very low, lowwwwwwwws....all in a compact floorstander.
    Bryston recommend PMC's for their kit, but they also sound amazing on the end of Arcam gear.
     
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    I'm using Totem Arro's with my AVR300. Demoed them against PMC GB1s and to my tastes there was no comparison - more neutral, tauter, realistic and open sound. By comparison, the GB1s sounded very bloated in the bass and also put there own fingerprint on the music - personally I prefer to hear the CD/DVD exactly as intended.

    Best if you go and demo a few options - what's one man's taste is another's poison.
     
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    You really can't go wrong spreakers from B&W (800 Series) or Paradigm (Signatures). Anything else is pure injustice :devil:
     
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    Dynaudio Audience series, maybe the new Dynaudio Focus series?
     
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    I really like Thiel: very accurate, very musical. And, I must warn, very unforgiving.
     
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    I wanted some smaller speakers and auditioned the Cabasse speakers. Not massively impressed. Went with M&K K17s and K4s. Love 'em!

    I know that I could get better, no doubt, but if you're looking for a smaller less obtrusive speaker, I think they are excellent!
     
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    I STRONGLY suggest that you listen to a Danish speaker -Audiovector- these spekaers fit´s Arcam perfect!!

    (roomers said that Arcam and Audiovector works toghter to develop the products) dose anywone know if this is true?

    I had Dynaudio Audience 72 before togheter with Rotel RSX 1055/RB 1090, the first i did was to sell the Dynaudio and replace them with Audiovector Mi3 Super, and 2months later i was also selling the Rotel to replace them with a Arcam AVR 300, i can´t describe here what i have experiencd since i changed, you must listen for yourself.

    I also have:
    DVD, Denon 2900
    CD, Atoll CD 100
    Rear spekares, Audiovector KX
    Center speaker, Audiovector AVC3i
    Kablage, Audioquest Bedrock (biwired to biwired)
    Internal kablage, Van den hul 102mk2
    = I´m a very happy man :thumbsup:

    Go to Audiovector and see www.Audiovector.com
     
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    Arcam do use Audiovector speakers, they use them in one of their demo rooms at the factory. Also note the similarity of the new Alto speakers for the Arcam Solo to the Audiovecto K1 Super.
     
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    Another PMC GB1 user here. Excellent bit of kit.
     
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    My vote is for the Paradigm Signatures, I'm extremely pleased with the SQ and the finish detail :smashin:
     
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    I have tested the Audiovector Mi3's at home with my AVR300. They're a fine speaker - good presence and detail.

    Apparently, the Mi3 Super @£1,600 is the 'best value' speaker in the range. One thing to note is that the Mi3's are upgradeable.

    I would recommend these speakers for overall musical ability.
     

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