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M&K rears to go with Dynaudio fronts - good tonal match?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Godfather, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Godfather

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    I'm thinking of replacing my Mission M7DS rears with a pair of M&K K4 tripoles. My 3 front speakers are all Dynaudio and I just want to know whether they would be a reasonable match in terms of tonality. Has anyone tried this combo?
     
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    Anyone? :)
     
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    Being honest,I haven't tried that combination,but I'd be surprised if it turned out to be a decent match,given the smoothness of the Dynaudios,and the AV slanted characteristics of the M&K's...is there any way you can try this out before buying,as that would be the best and safest way.
     
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    I replaced my M7DS rears with a pair of M&K K4 tripoles and the difference was staggering.

    I have M&K fronts from a different range but I don't know how much of the improvement was due to the tonal matching and how much to the general improvement in speaker quality.

    The difference is less marked in home cinema than it is with multi channel music. Previously I played my DVDA and SACD in stereo as I didn't like the way that the discs were mastered but the change of rear speaker seems to have cured that.

    If you want to lug your Dynaudio's up to the Midlands you are more than welcome to try them out with my setup
     
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    Thanks for the advice Alex and for Ian's offer of a demo. I wish Dynaudio made some dipole/tripole type rear speakers but unfortunately they don't, so I have no choice but to mix and match. I'll try to get a demo with my Dyns locally, otherwise I may take up your kind offer.
     
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    M&K and Dynaudio have a different sound. No doubt!

    I suppose you prefer the dipole/tripole sound at the rears/sides?
    No doubt due to your movie watching.

    You're not thinking about using direct at these locations?

    A full Dynaudio setup would sound excellent.

    I used a full direct set in the past and have to say that it did not diminish the overall sound experience with movies.

    It also sounded great for multichannel music.


    Adz
     
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    You're right I do prefer having bi/di/tripoles at the rear because I find direct speakers a little too easy to localize and unable to give that enveloping surround sound which I'm after.
     
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    Interesting. Have you heard them in action?
     
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    yes those look great speakers, very favourable review in homecinemachoice. But good luck in getting them!haven't found a UK dealer yet.
    fred
     
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    Hi,

    Not going on a sales pitch but we do keep these speakers instore and i have spent a lot of time with them, in the store and at home. They are so flexible that i would be amazed if you couldn't create the sound you want, we keep the maple ones
    on display.
    I am Very busy at the moment but feel free to ask any questions and i will try to answer them ASAP.

    Good luck!
     
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    Where's your store and how much are these speakers?
     
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    The thing is that my dad is in Hong Kong at the moment and he can buy a pair of brand new M&K K4 for the equivalent of £350 which is much cheaper than UK. So I'm still very tempted to go for it - I could probably sell them on and make a small profit!.
     
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    I have a pair of K4 's with dynaudio 122c and 52's at the front with a nad amp. All I can is that it is stunning. I haven't really listened for tone matching, (If they don't match It cant be by much!!) but for complete surround sound for the price I don't think you can do that much better. I got a good deal on my system from Audio X. Best £350 quid I have spent in a while
     
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    Thanks for the reassurance, though I'm still going to try and get a demo before going ahead.
     
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    Sure, You would be mad not to demo the K4's. Anybody who does not demo kit is asking for trouble, especially on a subjective matter such as speakers.

    I will be surprised if you dont go for a pair! The shop I got them from now sells quite a few after my request for the demo.
     
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    I know that you want di/tri-poles, but otherwise, I highly recommend the Dynaudio Audience 42W for the rear.

    They match the Contours nicely.....

    /BJ (Dynadio fan :)
     

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