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Tame my Yamaha please...

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Chipster, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Chipster

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    Hi.
    Just wondering if anyone could recommend speakers to tame my Yamaha DSP A2 amp. Presently using Paradigm monitor 7 L+R Paradigm CC350 centre and Mission 77 bi polar surrounds and a REL storm sub. Although this system sounds great for movies, I would like to take out the 'bite' especially when listening to music. I think the Yamaha is naturally bright along with my current speakers, so I'm looking for a slightly 'smoother' sound.

    I'm in the process of buying a projector as well so money is a bit tight. Max budget £650.00 for new fronts and centre.

    All suggestions welcome,

    Thanks.

    Chipster.
     
  2. buns

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    what about some b&w 600 series stuff? Have you ever heard any?

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  3. Chipster

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    Hi Buns.

    No, but I plan on shortlisting a few and will add them to the list. Was also thinking about the new wharfdale evolutions as I've heard their pretty smooth sounding?.
     
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    B&W are perfect for bright amps as they have a very un bright sound! demo a pair of 602s3 and maybe with B&W centre may keep yours and go for CDM 1T with some discount;) are your current front floor standers or stand mount?
     
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    I'm not sure that the 600 series would be suitable if you find your current setup bright (can't hurt to get a demo though). They don't agree with cheap amplification at all and choke up at high levels. The bass/mid-bass starts to sound strained, exacerbating their slightly sparkly top end - it's pretty hard on the ears sometimes. Have a listen to some Kef Q1s with a similar amp. Quad 11Ls are a bit out of your price range but would be worth a listen as well if you're after a "smooth" delivery.

    Edit - just noticed that I completely disagree with hornydragon regarding the 600 series. Hmm... :D

    The other option is to try a stereo amp for 2 channel duties. Richer Sounds are selling new NAD C350s for £199, which would probably help provide the type of sound you're after (at an absolutely stonking price).

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