For Sale Monitor Audio Silver 200 (Black)

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  1. existent

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    I purchased these end of September 2017 from Richer Sounds, so they are just under 4 months old. They are in perfect condition - still got the receipt.

    I purchased them for a hifi setup but they weren't the best match with my amp and just managed to find a replacement for them. And I can't justify keeping them for home cinema only.

    Other than the mismatch with my amp, they sound amazing - i was amazed when i first tested them at RS - they were much better than other alternatives i tried in the price range. And I love the look of them but it was not meant to be.

    I still have the original boxes but they are quite big, so I prefer collection or i can deliver within 100 miles.

    I may also consider part exchange with bronze 5 / bx5 if anyone is thinking about upgrading.


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    Price and currency: £850
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    I have mr4 eith original bixes, spikes, etc, which I believe are similar to br4 and bx5.

    I'm in the Midlands though
     
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    Hi, can I ask what stereo amp and what AVR are you using? (just to make sure I don't make the same mismatch). thanks!
     
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    hmm. what colour are they?
     
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    AVR (which is an old yamaha dsp-ax763) wasn't an issue. They sounded great with movies. Stereo Amp is an Icon Audio Stereo 60. I don't know maybe these speakers aren't best with valve amps.
     
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    they are walnut
     
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    Hi

    I would be more than happy to trade my Bronze 5 and pay some extra for the silver, mine are also walnut and have original box etc.

    I am also in Bridgewater with work a lot so can meet, please let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks

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    Hmm, ideally I prefer black as my center speaker is also black.

    How old are they and how much extra cash do you think you can offer on top?
     
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    Good morning, I have 2 pairs of Bronze 5s, as new, black oak, for possible trade. I currently have the Silver 300s as fronts and am looking at adding another pair of Silver 300s or 200s in place of my Bronze 5s, which are currently doing side and rear surround duties.

    I am based in London and do not drive.
     
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    where are you based in london?

    how old are they? what would you offer on top of bronze5s?
     
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    Any items offered for trade need to have a valuation with them so the OP knows what sort of offer you’re making with cash on top etc.
     
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    OK, thanks for letting me know, kind regards.
     
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    Good evening, I am based in SW11.

    One pair is approximately 1 month old, purchased from Exceptional AV. Warranty intact. As new condition. No packaging. Has manuals, grills, and all accessories. My second pair are about 1 year old, as new, no packaging and also has manuals, grills and all accessories. The latter pair are more run-in, and sound even smoother.

    It may be best for me to actually go with the 200 for my rear surrounds this time, rather than all matching all the way around, due to the 300 cabinet being that much larger. As my rears are closer than my sides. And the 200 is about the same as the Bronze 5 in bare cabinet size, and quite approximate, fully mounted.

    If you wanted both Bronze 5s, I would be happy to do a straight swap for both. I highly recommend using all matching towers, having just recently made this adjustment to my configuration, and it is absolutely amazing, I will never go back to bookshelves for rears. Or, I would be happy to swap a pair of your choosing, plus pay £300.00 on top. I wouldn't be able to do a part exchange until around end of next week, but I am readily available if you wanted to do a straight swap for both.

    Best regards
     
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    Thanks for the offer. unfortunately I don't have the space for floorstanding rears.
    Looking at the price for Bronze 5 and Silver 200, I'd expect £500 on top for a pair.
     
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    You're welcome, I went by current sale prices online for both speakers, being £999.99 and £495.00. Your £500 counter is in that ball park, based on your asking price of £850.00. Based on that, to cut it down the middle, I would be expected to pay £455 on top.

    I will withdraw my interest and offer for now and I wish you all the very best with selling them. Plus I might try some Golds soon, anyway.

    EDIT (05 02 18): After demoing the Gold 200 against the Kef R500, I much preferred the Kef, and have decided to make my next upgrade the R500 x2 pairs, R200C or R600C, SVS SB2000 and R300. And will try the R50 Atmos modules, and if better than my PSB Imagine XAs, will swap them out.

    Aside, why not just upgrade your amp? There are many going for good prices these days, especially older models. After 2 nights a/ b'ing, I am really starting to see just how much better my Silver 300s are, to my Bronze 5s.

    EDIT (05 02 18): Silver 300 and C350 are being returned today as differences noted above were only in stereo. Hardly any difference at all in surround sound, for me, to the Bronze 5s.

    And though their current flagship AVR, I am using a multi-channel Yamaha A3070. Would love to hear them through a dedicated stereo amp.
     
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    well yea, i also assumed no speaker would be worth their retail price on these forums, so reduced price for my silver vs reduced price for your bronze.

    Fair enough though. Good luck with Golds.

    Purely because my stereo amp is a valve amp and seems to work pretty well with Kelly KT3 speakers i found on ebay. While I enjoy watching movies with surround sound i was content with a basic 5.1 system i had for a long time so not too fussed with that at the moment.
     
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    now advertised elsewhere as well.
     
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    these are still available.
     
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    Hiya. I'm interested in them if still for sale but wouldn't be able to get down to Bridgewater anytime soon (and time/cost would be prohibitive). Based in Watford and around London. Do you travel any where in this direction ? Dont mind meeting somewhere in middle if possible.
     
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    Yea they are still available. Lucky for you I go to Putney once or twice a month, so that may be a bit more manageable for you? I have a flight out of heathrow on 14th this month, so I'll be staying in Putney on 13th if that's any good?
     
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    Thanks and sorry. I got a brand new pair of Silver 300's for £1k (2 hours use) on the weekend so not looking any more but thanks for response.
     
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    No worries. sounds like a great find. all the best!
     
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    price reduced to £800.00
     
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