Question Cube or ceiling speakers for DM39

Discussion in 'What Speakers Should I Buy?' started by Calc8, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Calc8

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    I have a Denon DM39 which is being relocated to the kitchen.

    I'd like to attach it to a pair of Q Acoustics 3020 - but my other half has made it very plain that if anything even vaguely as big as those appear (and I know they're not very big!), I can forget about her doing any cooking...

    So, I now need to look for alternatives.

    The room is in an old house, ceiling is fairly low (probably circa 7'6) and it is just over 5m x 5m.

    There is reasonable, new speaker cable already in the ceiling void, going to the four corners of the room.

    Being an old house the ceiling is not perfect and the void is not huge. I need to check exactly how much space there is. So, my question is:

    Please recommend either ceiling or very small / cube speakers.

    Obviously I accept that with this sort of size limit, options will be limited. I'd like to keep within the same sort of budget as the QA 3020s (ie £200 max - less better).

    And, I presume 2, not 4? And in adjacent corners, rather than opposites?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions / help / advice etc.

    Calc
     
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    As an alternative, I've just been recommended Cambridge Audio Minx Min12 with a sub. Any thoughts? The Minxs would certainly go down well sizewise!!
     
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    Or, B&W M1 - with no sub? Just about small enough - I think!
     
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    Thanks for all your help, suggestions and advice guys! I've decided to go for the Minx Min12 with an X300 sub. I suspect it will be just fine!
     
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    The M1s would have need a sub to sound good with music so the CAs was probably the best option anyway.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Would the DM39 be able to power 4x Min12s?
     
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    That is a tricky one since the spec for the denon is 6-16 ohms. So in parallel the Minx would be 4 ohms which is too low but in series would be 16 ohms so OK. However, I never like running speakers in series since the voltage to them speakers is different due to the voltage drop over the first speaker. So it could power them but not ideal.
     
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    OK - many thanks for the detailed response.
     

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