PMC DB1+ - anyone got these?

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  1. GW43

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    Anyone got any opinions on these speakers? I'm looking to replace MA Silver S1 (not that I have a problem with these, they are great speakers, but you know, upgrade-itis!), on the end of an Arcam A85 and various sources.

    Would I need to upgrade my Atacama Nexus 6 or will these do?
     
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    They are very good, will work fine on the Atacama's. A slightly more difficult drive than the s1's but a good upgrade.
     
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    They do not have the bass to fill larger rooms... better get the gb1's then
     
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    What do you consider to be a "larger" room?

    My room is 5.1m x 3.7m (approx 17'x12')
     
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    My DB1+'s are fine in my 4 x 4.5m room.

    My neighbours hate them, however. :D
     
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    Mine is around twice as big, in yours it should be fine. The tweeter is remarkable, very good, a bit forward but if you like that... it's a good choice :) The transmission line ensures you can't hear any resonances
     
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    Hi

    If you are interested in the lovely DB1's then also consider the floorstanding versions the GB1's.

    As previously stated correctly not the easiest speaker to drive, but throw a big and grunty amp up the teminals and superb sonics await !!!!


    Kishoo
     
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    Thanks everyone - I'll put them on my audition list.
     
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    Are you sure you heard the DB1+ and not the older DB1, they changed the tweeter on the + models, which are supposed to sound less harsh !

    I use DB1+ as rears and have tried them out in stereo aswell, I'd say the GB1 may be a better choice, to be honest easily the nicest sounding speaker I've heard at that price.

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    I think the whole range use the soft dome tweeter now. A big improvement.
    Another speaker that you must listen to is the Totem Dreamcatcher (£495) A superb sounding speaker for the money. Much as I like PMC, these are better in every way.
     
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    Are the dreamcatcher's the small standmount ? If so heard them at the Bristol show a couple of years ago and thought they were OK, although the PMC room was the only one we went back to 3 times to listen to the GB1's, which I still didn't buy !

    Another speaker worth listening to is the Dynaudio Contour's I didn't like them but a lot of people love them.

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    I didn't say harsh, just forward, it is a little bit bright though the tweeter still...

    The dynaudio contours are fine, but i think the b&w 805s is more balanced...
     
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    I have a pair of these. They sound absolutely superb on the end of my Arcam A90 and CD82. Not harsh at all, even using bright sounding QED silver spiral speaker cable. PMC are great speakers and probably the best at their respective price points. PS I previously used these with an A85 and was impressed!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Someone mentioned Dynaudio above and i have to say have a listen to the Focus 110 if you're after a compact standmount... i've not yet heard anything that touched them for the money, there are plenty of great speakers at the price point, each with different characterisitics.. female vocals/acoustic stuff then i dare say nothing this side of £1500 will touch a Proac Ref 8 Signature, but as an all rounder the Dyn's won me over... they really really sing on the end of Chord Epic speaker cable in a Naim system too!!
     
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    I've had a pair for just over a year. The bass response is well extended for the box size; but not until they are "run in". This takes longer than they suggest -but it is worth the wait!
    Vocals just have amazing clarity.
    Tony
     

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