PMC Wafers 1 or 2?

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  1. BAN5HEE

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    I have just bought a bigger house and thought I would like to
    make things as neat and tidy as possible in the new place especially since my son has now started crawling and taking interest in my floorstanding Speakers :D Does anyone have any experience with these speakers and are they actually worth getting? Any help\advise regarding them would be useful. I haven't been able to find any places that has them to demo. The only ones I have seen so far are the acousticart speakers but apparently the PMC's blow them away...
     
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    AVForums member Crustyloafer is a dealer who stocks PMC equipment and AFAIK uses Wafers in his own setup....

    I'm sure he'll be along to comment soon enough.
     
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    Right I need some advice from you guys now. I want to replace my two Celestion AVF302's with some PMC Wafers 2's. Now the specs for the AVF302's are:


    2 way closed box floorstanding speaker
    Tweeter 25mm (1")
    aluminium dome
    Bass/Midrange 130mm (5.25")
    aluminium coated PP-cone
    Frequency response 50 Hz - 22 kHz
    Crossover frequency 2.5 kHz
    Amplifier requirements 10 - 100W
    Sensitivity 90dB for every 2.83v input
    Impendance 8 0hms
    Magnetice shielding Yes

    and for the PMC's are:

    Useable freq response 40Hz-25kHz
    Sensitivity 90dB 1W 1m
    Impedance 8 Ohm nominal
    Drive units LF 170mm
    HF 2x 27mm soft dome
    Input connectors 2 Pairs 4mm Sockets

    They kinda look the same to me or do you think I will be downgrading mys sytem when I do this? I have had no problem with AVF's I think they are great but they take up alot of space.

    Celestion specs:http://www.celestion.com/products/soundstyle/soundstylespecs.html

    PMC Wafer Specs:http://www.pmcloudspeaker.com/wafer2_spec.html
     
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    FWIW, you can't rely on specifications.;) They may give an indication of how low down they go and whether you need a bigger amp to drive them (if low efficiency value in the specs for example). But regarding actual sound quality they could be chalk and cheese. If you're going to be spending £1,100 or £1,300 on the PMC wafers, you really need to demo them, ideally in your own home if possible. I have PMC DB1 fronts and I'd love to get even Wafer 1s (let alone Wafer 2s), but I'd still expect to demo them first, even though they are meant to be a tonal match for my DB1s. I've compromissed with an end of line deal on some M&K K4s...but not before I'd tried a demo pair in my system first: They're really good BTW....buts thats OT.

    If you do get to demo them please post back with your findings.:thumbsup:
     

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