Despite the above, I’d still say the A3s would suit your requirements very well.
Thank you very much for you help!The Quad S2 has tremendous reviews.
If you can get a listen they might be the very thing.
But whether they are as refined as the Spendor? That’s a big ask for a speaker less then half it’s price.
Definitely worth a listen if you can though.
Thank you very much for you help!
The Tannoys look fantastic and at a super price, only downside (apart from the drive) is that they are 1m tall and I feel they could be big for my room. Mainly because I don’t have enough space to let them breathe as they’ll be pretty close to walls. Same for Rega in terms of space.
Still eyeing the Spendor A3, however, reviews aren’t super from what I could find? I never listened to them though. Looking for A5s as well but none I could see on eBay yet apart from R model…
I suppose you think the Oberon 5 are one step below the other suggestions? They would fit space wise and not having much room to toe them in they seem to give their best when kept straight which would help me.
Will read up about Q2 as well.
Exact handles fast rhythms impressively, but doesn't give you more detail than Elys2. I'd consider Exact if it cost not more than 50%. So I would fine tune Elys2 with the new speakers insteadAlso wondering whether upgrading to Rega Exact from Elys2 would be a key move?
This is based on personal experience, PMC GB1i’s should be available around the £600 mark and meet your needs. Small, front ported and can confirm they work well close to rear walls and due to transmission line they produce great bass for a small footprint speaker.
I have set up a Hifi system in a spare bedroom. The room is 10ft by 7ft with the speakers approx 7 inches from both the side and rear walls. I have also worked on the understanding you can’t use large speakers in small rooms without serious adverse impacts. I just added a pair of PMC 25.26’s which are large 3 way speakers. They sound brilliant and don’t in any way sound bloated/gloomy/boomy which surprised me a little.
The reason for the paragraph above is don’t rule out floorstanders in your room.
Thank you!Interesting post here... GB1s oddly.
Selling a nice pair of PMC GB1 speakers, complete with floor spikes, pucks for use on hard floors and speaker grills. These are bi-wireable and the original jumper plates are in place. The drive units are in great condition and for a speaker this size produce a good bass response due to the...www.avforums.com
HiExcellent. I hope you love them.
Pop back and let us know what you think..
Got the speakers set up and I’m glad to report they sound fantastic.
Massive step up!
Staging is brilliant, so much more space, natural and clear sounding, almost raw compared to dm 601and, maybe most surprising after reading the reviews, the bass is seriously punchy and extends a whole lot lower than expected.
It’s almost like listening to diff records all together.
I can understand why one ends up wanting more and more upgrades, when the sound is sooo much better you are left wondering how much more pleasure can I get out of this?
Thank you so much for all your guidance, much appreciated
Hello!I missed your post somehow so sorry for the late reply.
I’m delighted that you‘re pleased with the PMCs.
They are astonishing to my mind. I don’t think I’ve ever been so surprised by a speaker.
I was expecting a very good ‘small’ sound speaker but instead needed a comic double take.
They not only sound clean and articulate but the bass production is quick and out of all proportion to their tiny volume.
One of the few perfectly balanced acceptable sized speakers for a British living room.