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Standmounts to match Arcam?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by tamthetim, Dec 15, 2004.

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  1. tamthetim

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    I have recently separated my AV setup and bought a second hand A85 amp to run my CD73T player. I also bought a second hand pair of Mission 780's from a mate but don't feel they do the system justice.

    Any recommendations what speakers match the system and what doesn't.

    Cheers, Tam
     
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    Leema Xens with good stands wonderful I use 3 for my fronts, about A5 size such bass from a small box. Supplier in Scotland.
     
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    How much are you willing to spend?
     
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    I recommend you demo a pair of Dynaudio 52SE with a good set of stands (like the Dynaudio Stand2). These speakers are very neutral, detailed, and revealing. A good match for Arcam gear. They like power, but the A85 should do them justice unless you're in a large room. I use Dyns powered with Alpha 10 and 9 amps.

    Short of going to the Contour or Audience series, the Dynaudio 52SE are the most impressive bookshelves I've heard. An excellent value for the money.
     
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    The Monitor Audio Gold 10s work really well with the Arcam kit too.
     
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    Also it will depend on what type of music you listen to, as you'll hear lots of times, the best way is to demo a few with your own music.
     
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    A lot of people make this statement, and I've completely disagree with it. If a speaker is truely good, it should be music style neutral.

    To say that some speaker sounds good with this but not that tells me the speaker itself artifically colors the sound in some way. I want a speaker that reproduces source accurately without adding or subtracting anything (the ideal).

    That's what I've always loved about my Linn Saras and Dynaudios. They sound great no matter what I throw at them. If I auditioned a speaker that sounded great on Classical and other acoustic music, but then fell apart with pop or other electronic music, I'd reject it in a heartbeat.

    If a speaker sounds good in some circumstances and not in others, then it has obvious shortcomings.
     
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    Agreed, a good speaker will play all kinds of music + AV... :lesson:

    Wich doesnt exclude that some speakers will play fairly well some kinds of music but be lousy with other types, those are bad speakers... :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys..............was looking to spend between £400-£600 if poss..............will audition some of the speakers mentioned..................my room is about 4.2 x 4.5 metres.

    I use to be mainly a rock fan.................but the better quality system seems to be opening up my taste a bit.....playing joss stone........the doors..........some stevie wonder at the moment.

    Any view on the Quad 12's they seem to get great write ups?

    Cheers, Tam
     
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    Check out the B&W 602 S3's and 705's - both beautiful speakers :)
     
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    Great write-ups only mean they pay a lot of advertising... ;)

    And me, or anyone else, recomending a certain brand, doesnt mean much either, unless you hear my system and know my tastes...

    Go and listen to some speakers, I´d say avoid speakers with a lot of bass, like the B&W 602, they will boom in your almost square room, better smaller speakers + subwoofer...
     

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