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Monitor audio bronze

dlemon

Established Member
Hello guys looking a bit of advice, I have upgraded my receiver recently to the denon x4000 and currently running it with kef 3005se (eggs), my question is, I have an opportunity to get Monitor Audio bronze bx2 (5.1 package) at decent money, would this be a step up or just a sideways step, or any other recommendations would be appreciated
Thanks
 

BlueWizard

Distinguished Member
Just moving from compact Satellite speakers to full size bookshelf is itself a step up. Though, whether they meet your needs only you can tell.

Both these are pretty expensive speakers (relatively speaking) but I feel (and I admit my bias) that the upgrade is in the style of speaker, moving from Lifestyle compacts, to full sized full-range speakers.

The typical price on a full Monitor Audio BX2 5.1 system is about £1100/set.

The Kef 3005SE is currently running about £750 for a full 5.1 Set.

Again, I admit my bias, I just don't get tiny lifestyle satellite speakers. I guess there are times and places and circumstances that demand them, but I would have to be pretty desperate before I would consider them. But then, that's just me.

Keep in mind you would accomplish a very similar system with the new Wharfedale Diamond 100 series. The Diamond 122 which is roughly the equivalent of the Monitor Audio BX2 has a similar price, and a good system could be constructed at a pretty fair price.

£250/pr = Diamond 122 (Front)
£210/pr = Diamond 121 (Surrounds)
£207/ea = Diamond 101C (Center)
£315/ea = BK Electronics XLS-200 Sub
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£982 = Total

In my opinion, yes, moving to the Monitor Audio is a upgrade.

Steve/bluewizard
 

benjitb

Standard Member
It may be too late dlemon but i got the Bronze BX2 range and they are fantastic. I listened to the Wharf 121's vs the BX2's (in a 2.0 vs 2.0), they couldn't compare. BX2's can be got for £225 in some places.
 

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