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Help me choose the right speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by jon smith, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. jon smith

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    My setup at the moment consists of:

    Pioneer E07 amp
    Pioneer 737 DVD player
    Paradigm Pdr10 Sub
    and PSB Alpha Intro sats

    I've recently moved into a new flat (living room is about 3m x 5m.

    At my old place I had Q35s and a Q95 as the fronts, but when I moved I had to get a more discreet system. (there's only so much of the room I can justify taking up I suppose).

    I recently bought the PSB sats from TruFi (about 6 weeks ago for £130 per speaker), but the sound doesn't seem anywhere near as good as my old Kefs. The sound has to be way too loud to get anysort of oomph, detail or crunch out of the speakers.

    Admittedly, I hadn't tried the Kefs in my new flat (so isn't a true comparison).

    Would I have been better off with something like the Ruark Vita 100 system.

    I don't particularly want to upgrade so quickly, but the PSBs were very diappointing (hearing them at Live last year they sounded excellent). And the stands are rubbish, bearly holding up the speakers, but were a whopping £100 per pair.

    Or would I better off with a less powerful amp, something like the new Denon 3802?

    Anyone help?

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  2. Garrett

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    Do not know anything at all about the equipment you mentioned, but the last line caught attention.
    As far as I know, it is better to have a more powerful amp for the rate of speakers than underpowered. E.g. 40-watt speakers are better with a 50-watt amp than a 30-watt amp (which will not drive the speakers correctly). So long as you do not crank the amp up full.


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    Re-reading your letter again I notice you are unsatisfied with you speaker stands, sorry if you already know, but do you know the trick of putting a blob of blue-tack between each corner of the speaker bases and your stand?

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    Which stands are they?
     
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    "And the stands are rubbish, bearly ( :() holding up the speakers, but were a whopping £100 per pair." Hmmm! What on earth are they made of? Gold-plated straw? :rolleyes:

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    Hi Everyone

    The stands are the PSB apollo stands that are designed for these speakers (which makes there lack of usefulness even worse).

    The stands are pole types, so don't have a base. They are very heavy, almost as if to justify the price and a pain to put together.

    Hmmmm.
     

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