Budget Floorstanders to go with Nad c370

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  1. Sh4rk

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    hi everyone.
    I bought a pair of B&W 601S3s about 2 months ago and i am not impressed to be honest. I find them to have a distinct lack of bass and certainly not interesting to listen to. They are less interesting than a pair of Wharfedale 7.1*s that you used to be able to buy from richersounds for £1 when you spent over £100 on speakers.
    Anyway, I am looking for a pair of cheapish around £300 floorstanders to fulfill my needs. They will be in a reasonable sized room but not anything massive. I listen to all types of music rock/pop/accoustic/R&B etc. But, I enjoy a lot of bass.
    At the moment, I have been looking at the accoustic energy aegis 3s and the tannoy revolution r2s. Does anyone have any thoughs on these speakers or recommendations of ones for a similar price? Thanks for the help. :)
     
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    simply need an subwoofer, u wont get tons and tons of bass with budget equip, and even med stuff either, an subwoofer however can give u tons and tons of bass - as that want they designed for
     
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    Have a look at the Mordaunt Short MS914's, I have a pair of these and feel they punch well above their weight.

    Another option could be the Wharfdale diamond or Evo series.
     
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    I got the Tannoy R3s a few weeks ago and think the bass is fine for hi-fi listening. Should be able to find them for £300 (R2s should be even cheaper).
     
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    Not demoing I must admit was a bit of an oversight. However, with amazing reviews right left and centre, i thought i was pretty safe with them. They are mounted on a pair of £50 stands from accoustic solutions.
     
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    if you can fill the stands with sand this can have a possitive effect on the bass level, get kiln dried sand available from builders merchants experiment with different amounts of sand until you get better results. Also what cable are you using??? how are they wired?
     
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    If you cant get Kiln dried sand get play pit sand and dry it in the oven:D I would also recommend the AE Evo 3 series. Very musical with a superb bass responce with or without a sub. I mainly use without a sub for music and they rock with the Heavy Metal that get blasted through them:devil:

    Maybe you should alos look at getting better, fillable stands like:
    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/184

    It may also depend on how long you have been using tham as most speakers need a few hours/days use to run in .
     
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