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Monitor Audio S8 or JM lab cobalt 815 or cobalt 820?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ximen, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. ximen

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    I am looking to buy a pair of used speakers as I have very limited budget. I found some deals on those used speakers over internet. The cobalt 815 is $100 more than S8 and cobalt 820 is $150 more than 815. So perform wise, which one is best performer for music? Price wise, which one is the best bang for the buck? I also looked into MA silver 8i which is cheaper than S8. I know the s8 is newer model. Is there big difference between 8i and s8? Another option could be PSB sivler i which is about same price as cobalt 820.
    I am going to use arcam avr-200 to power them
    Any comment is appreciated.
     
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    I havent had any experiance with cobalt but have heard the MA silver seires against money speakers in there price range and i think they are the best value for money and performance is top rate.
     
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    What about the silver 8i and s8. Is there big difference between them? Thanks
     
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    both are highly rated but I have never heard the older silver series. but I do i know the current range are fantastic in looks and performance they have a highly detailed punchy sound with nice tight bass thanks to the metal drivers and gold dome tweeter which extends very high.
     
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    Any other opinion? Thanks
     
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    All are excellent speakers. I haven't heard the 8i's and 8's together but i have heard them individually. Used to have some s6's which were superb value for money.
    The cobalt series are very good build quality they use a different tweeter arrangement than most manufacturers. I found them to be a very detailed and offereing good dynamics perhaps lacking a little weight in the bass department. The s8's loose out slightly on the detail but have more weight in the bass.
    A lot depends on the amps and source. But the bottom line is I'm afraid you can't decide how good they sound untill you hear them in your own home.....
     

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