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I am currently in the middle of setting up my MA's, I've 3 x R225, 2 x R90, 1 x R45 and the R360 Sub in my 6.1 setup, these will be connected to a Denon 1906 receiver, they sound great in the shop, I will let you know how they sound at home once installed.
im using a pair of r90's in a stereo for a bedroom system, couldnt be happier. better resolutin than my old B&W dm601 s3's and better soundstaging. however they lack bass ithout help from a subwoofer. however i watch films on this setup aswell so a sub was always on the shopping list.
Yesterday I got a demo at Sevenoaks of 5 x R225's. Played the usual SPR and they sounded very good. Of course, in a large room with an 8' screen and lots of volume, they're going to sound quite impressive anyway. Put my order in anyway and will get them on Tuesday.
I went to my local hi-fi shop this weekend and they recommended a set up using R180's for all 5 speakers (wall mounted). Has anyone done that ? Seems like the R180 are a superior speaker to the R90 so should get better sound ? Given the cheap price on Peter Tyson , I don't mind paying the extra for the R180's
R180 has a few hertz extra depth than the 90 which should make integrating the sub at 80Hz possible. A matched set of speakers all round is a good idea as it assures good tonal balance right around the room.
I auditioned a pair of MA Radius 270's at a dealers shop and the sound was pretty awful as a stereo speaker. They were hooked up to a Teac component system and both DAB and CD were muddy with no weight or clarity to the sound. Bass wasn't too bad for a slimline speaker and the finish was beautiful however I wouldn't just go out and buy these puppies without a more detailed audition.
I've had my MA's for over a month now and I am quite happy with the sound, both for movies and music. I'm running them with a Denon 1906, I didnt want to spend too much on an amp as I intend coverting the garage at some stage for movie watching so I didnt want to go over board, with the MA's sounding as good as they do now I'm tempted to upgrade the amp to see if they will improve further.