Itchy fingers! speaker upgrade time

miniman

Active Member
As in the past I would value some of your opinions, this time on speaker upgrades. My current system consists of: A Pioneer 503mxe, Ax10i amp, 757Ai dvd, iScan Ultra, 7 Linn unik speakers and a couple of rell Q150e subs. My room is 12' x 11' with just over 8' ceiling and I wish to upgrade now even though in approx 18 months time I hope to be moving to a bigger house.
I am about to purchase a new sub to replace te rels( a svs pb2+)
and wish to upgrade 5 of the speakers with either Kef 9000 kht, B&w fpm 6 or MP-150 plasma series speaker.
Does anyone have any other suggestions or views.
I will get a obviously get a demo before buying and I have also looked at other threads on this forum, but what just wondering what other people thought. Regards Mark
 

Ian J

Banned
Unclean - Unclean :D

Much as I would love to advise you I haven't heard any of the speaker systems that you have mentioned so I can't.

I assume that looking at the types of speakers on your shortlist that you don't like the analytical sound of a monitor type of speaker and so are ruling out M&K.

At the recent Bristol exhibition we heard some really good stuff by PMC, Pro-Ac, Totem, Dynaudio and Ruark and if I was starting again with your budget I would be having a closer look at all of them
 

fred123go

Banned
ooo the kef 9000's are very very good speakers, heard them at bristol and they are just brilliant. if i could afford them i would definately have gone for them instead of the kef 5005;s i am going for
but you have to hear them to decide they are the speakers for you
fred
 

fred123go

Banned
going to 5.1 until they sell the kef 5005's seperately, then going back to 7.1. i definately think it is worthwhile mate, really does give you the proper surround feel.
f
 

miniman

Active Member
Ian I was hoping for a few suggestions to go and audition from our learned members. I haven't heard the m&k's yet but am a bit worried as pioneer reckon thart you shouldn't use 4 Ohm speakers with the Ax10i, although my local music matters said it will be ok. I have heard the kefs and thought they were good.
All I have in mind for my future speakers is that I can fit them on the wall as my wife puts up with many things but refuses to have large box speakers.
 

miniman

Active Member
Ian You were right about svs's customer service, I contacted them about buying a sub and got a reply straight away with all the info I needed. Top company
 

Stellavision

Well-known Member
Fred, a local Portsmouth dealer told me that the Kef 5005's were available individually at about £149 a piece. I think he did say that the center speakers were only available in a package, though.
I've just ordered the Kef 9000's which are all available individually at £500 each.
 

miniman

Active Member
Stellavision can you let me know how you get on with your 9000's and what amp you are using. Thanks. Mark
 

Stellavision

Well-known Member
Hi Miniman.
I will be collecting them from Audio-T middle of next week.
I will be using them with my Pioneer 2011 and will let you know how I get on.
 

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