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Marantz SR7400 with Quad 12L???

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Falp, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Falp

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    I'm pretty much decided on electronics for my brand new and first AV surround system, Marantz SR7400 AV receiver (can get the price of a new SR5500 and is awesome good sounding for a AV Receiver)
    and DV6400/6500 player.
    70% music/30%movies.

    I'm trying to decide on speakers for months.... :rolleyes:
    It's the esthetics, the size, the efficciency or the looks... :blush:

    I was decided on the MA Silver S2+S1+SLCR but the size of the SLCR won't fit in my furniture... but loved the sound very much with Marantz.
    I have listened to Monitor Audio Silver :) , Wharfedale Evo :blush: , B&W 600 :cool: , Canton Karat :) , Visonik Evolution :) ...

    I never put the Quad as an option (esthetics), but he L12 / L11 have a very good finish and look good closed...
    Can the L21+L11+Lcenter be a good match for the Sr7400? :confused:

    Thanx in advance! :thumbsup:
     
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    I currently have the Quad 21L's and Quad L Centre as my fronts, and they sound awesome.

    They sit VERY well with the SR7400, they are a bit unforgiving with badly produced CD media though, and your source also needs to be good, so I would recommend a seperate CD player as well as your DVD player, although the Marantz DVD players do have a good rep with CD's too.

    The speakers are fantastic, you won't go wrong with that combo at all.
     
  3. Falp

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    I think the dv6400 is nice in CD playing (for a DVD player) even if not the same as a dedicated player...

    I have listened the SR7400 with both Maratnz CD7300 and DV6400 and THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE but the same character...
    I may upgrade with somehing like a Musical Fidelity X-DAC or similar...
     
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    Do you have a photo of your setup? :)

    You can see my "soon to be my 2nd system" here: http://photobucket.com/albums/v299/falp2000/
     
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    Have you listened to the Monitor Audio Radius'. Lots of positive comments on this forum.

    I will be demo-ing this tomorrow!
     
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    Not my kind even if very good looking... I would prefer the Bronze series, but I'm more into the Silvers performance class...
     
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    I finally managed to get a pair of 11L to audition yesterday.

    Teh setup included Denon 3805 and Primare DVD20 in stereo music.

    I liked it a lot :) I herad the 3805 before with 4 different speaker all more expensive than the 11L and the 11L are great, very natural, very musical... nice! :thumbsup:

    The 12L as fronts may be the ones... must compare them side to side to the MA Silver S2... :cool:

    Now I must decide between in the amp question... a Marantz SR5500 or the upper level, SR7400(great prices now)/7500...
     
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    Go for it Falp! Hope you get a really good system :D .

    By the way, have you considered a yamaha? I hear they're very good :devil:

    [Runs to a safe distance and puts fingers in ears]
     
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    I would like to hear the 1500/2500 series... ;)
    But if the Quads were good with the Denon 3805, they even could do something with a Yamaha amp... :D

    Av Receivers... that's something I don't even like the name... :cool:
     
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    The Quads are great, if only I had the money...

    Have you thought about the 21L's as fronts, they're a similar price to the 12L's once you add on the price of stands.

    Also, if you're thinking of changing your amp I'd get one where you can bi-amp the fronts. Maybe a Pioneer AX5Ai or Arcam 250.
     
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    a pair or 12L + a pair of 11L is only 40€ more expensive than a pair or 21L... :cool:

    And if I Buy a subwoofer...
     
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    How? :eek:
     
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    Prices in Portugal:

    11L: 407€
    12L.: 571€
    21L: 935€
    Lcenter: 261€

    For the first time, they are cheaper than in the UK :D
    And cheaper than the equivalent MA Silver models... ;)
     
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    I’m moving to Portugal…

    :p
     
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    Forget it... Everything else is half the price in the UK...

    Everyone here is ordering AV electronics from germany, and if the UK shops would sell to Portugal... :cool:

    And talking about wages... :mad: Forget it!!!! :nono:
     

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