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budget of a grand for fronts!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by thedude, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. thedude

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    Im looking at either getting some monitor audio gold ref 20s or some AE Aelite 3s.
    Whats everyones view of both these speakers? any preferences?
    Let me know what you all think
    Thanks
     
  2. Kazman

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    I would take a look at the Quad 22L's as well, great speakers.

    The two you mention above are also fantastic, what amp will you be using them with?
     
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    The Monitor Audio GR20's are Beautiful sounding speakers would highly recommend them but have not heard the AE's.

    John
     
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    ive got a a yamaha 620 and preouted to my rotel ra01
     
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    Gold R20's are a nice speaker, only criticism I had was that the midrange was a little compressed and the bass a little lacking. Don't be too put off they are nice speakers with excellent build quality.
    You should definately check out the quads, also PMC fb1 and Jmlab. There's a lot of choice in the price range. I don't think the MA's are the best.
     
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    After owning the Quads I Thought the Quad 22L's were a bit too heavy handed on the bass for my likeing but with better amplification it could of probably be controlled better.

    John
     
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    I recommend trying the ATC SCM12's. They tend to grow on you rather than blow you away from the get go - they just do everything well. They won best speaker for £1000 and under (they cost £1000) a number of years running in What Hifi. Now for the sales pitch...I currently have a pair for sale in the classifieds for £690 :D
     
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    The AE lites are superb looking and performing speakers. They do need some room to breath or they will boom.
     
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    Knightshade,

    Where can you get the FB1s for a grand? Ive just ordered some at £1625 a pair.
     
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    Hi Ttree,

    Retail on them is £1400! Ex dem is about £1100. Can't get them new for less than £1270.
     
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    ok i may end up going for the AE as they do look visually stunning i like the shape lol all the salesman at sevenoakes told me id need a power amp and a preamp for the MA's or maybe go for some mono blocks, it would toal like £3000 if i did that.
     
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    Knightshade,

    I'd like to know where you are able to purchase at these prices, because I certainly cannot. The retail on the FB1s is a full £1625 of which PMC themselves confirmed this today. I find it exceedingly difficult to obtain any discounts on HI FI equipment other than 10% off accessories. I have obtained most of my equipment from my local dealer on this basis. The FB1s have recently gone the "plus" way, perhaps this may explain the discrepancy, as my local dealer has a non plus ex demo version for around the £1100 mark.
     
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    I had that budget for fronts and demoed about 5 speakers pmc,dynaudio, audiovector etc and after demoing them all I asked to listen to the speakers I allready had (monitor audio s1 £300) and it sounded better then them all!!!! So monitor audio is a good bet.
     
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    Apologies Ttree, I was working on the old retail price.:thumbsdow
    I get most of my gear from a place in Bath. If you're spending that amount on speakers i'd try the 'Wave cash and walk out if no discount is forthcoming' technique. Usually good for at least 15%. Alternatively if you're anywhere near Bath then PM me.
    Apologies for hi-jacking the thread....
     
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    Audio T at present are offering the Old Spendor S6 speaker for 1/2 price £650 which is a lovely speaker and a bargain IMO :thumbsup:

    John
     
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    Bargain :D must.............resist.................just............bought.............Quads :rolleyes:
     
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    Kazman my mate is going down to Brentwood today to pick up a pair :thumbsup: I have heard the Spendors and nearly bought a pair about 9 months ago for £1200 but bought the Proacs instead but at this price it's an absolute steal. ;)

    John
     
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    i actually bought the AE's today and i get to pick them up friday. Im happy with the purchase and i dont think u can getter a speaker for as little as £750. On and £80 worth of quad interconnects! i love the freebies
     
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    Happy Listening :thumbsup:

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