Duo Acoustics DUO-77A vs Crystal Audio SmArt 4 vs Monitor Audio R90AV-12


Standard Member
OK I've decided on a SONY STR DA5200ES amp so I need some speakers to finish the system off.

These are three speaker systems I'm interested in...

The Duo-77As are £695 (or £950 for the superior system which includes 4 floor standing units rather than having the rear satellites.) This looks like a very tempting proposition, particularly the superior package. Not sure how well they'd fit into my lounge as they are pretty high design.

The SmArt 4's are £800 get a good write up and look pretty discrete - as long as you don't have the bright yellow covers!

Then there's the R90AV-12's which are also said to be amazing - but are pretty expensive at £1350. Are they really worth the extra over the others?

Any help or further suggestions much appreciated!


Standard Member

Monitor Audio:

2 x BR6
2 x BR5
1 x BRW10 sub

comes in at £1287 which is over my budget but they do at least have 9 months interest free credit.

Any thoughts?


Prominent Member
The Duo's are fantastic! Can't fault them personally, they sound and look out of this world.

I have auditioned the Monitors and wasn't that impressed.

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