Question What Floorstander Should I Choose? (from 5)

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  1. ionnyc55

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    Ok guys any advice would be massively appreciated. If you haven't heard any of these speakers then any advice on brand reliability and spec know how will be helpful as well. Thanks. #

    Here we go, BTW all these received 5 stars from whathifi:

    Q Acoustics 3050 (Q Acoustics 3050 review | What Hi-Fi?

    Enclosure type: 2-way reflex
    Bass Unit: 2 x 165mm
    Treble Unit: 25mm
    Frequency Response: 44Hz - 22kHz
    Nominal Impedance: 6ohm
    Sensitivity: 92dB
    Recommended Power: 25 - 100w

    Cambridge Audio Aero 6 (Cambridge Audio Aero 6 review | What Hi-Fi?

    • Sensitivity90dB
    • Frequency response30Hz - 22kHz
    • Impedance8 Ohms compatible
    • Recommended amplifier power25-120 Watts
    • Drivers1 x 46mm (2") BMR
      2 x 165mm (6.5") high power subwoofers
    • Ported1 front

    Mission MX5 (Mission MX5 review | What Hi-Fi?

    • Bass reflex enclosure
    • 3-way speaker
    • 2×6"(165mm) bass driver
    • 6"(165mm) mid range driver
    • 1"(25mm) dome tweeter
    • 90dB sensitivity (1w @ 1m)
    • 25 - 200W reccomended amp power
    • 8 Ohms nominal impedance
    • 40Hz - 20kHz frequency response
    Monitor Audio Bronze BX5 (Monitor Audio Bronze BX5 review | What Hi-Fi?
    • Crossover Type 3-way
    • Minimum Frequency Response 36 Hz
    • Maximum Frequency Response 30 kHz
    • RMS Output Power 120 W
    • Driver Type: 139.70 mm, 25.40 mm Dome, 139.70 mm Woofer, 139.70 mm Midrange, 25.40 mm Dome Tweeter

    Tannoy Revolution DC6T SE (Tannoy Revolution DC6T SE review | What Hi-Fi?

    • Minimum Frequency Response: 34 Hz
    • Crossover Type: 2-way
    • Sensitivity: 89 dB
    • RMS Output Power: 87 W
    • Maximum Frequency Response: 35 kHz
    • Driver Type: 25.40 mm Titanium Tweeter, 152.40 mm Paper Woofer
    • PMPO Output Power: 350 W
    Thankyou for any advice. If you know any others that are good please advice me from £300-£500 using either Floor Standing Speakers at Superfi or Floorstanding Speakers | Hifi Separates | Richer Sounds
     
  2. BlueWizard

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    Did you also post this in AVSForum??? Because I left a lengthy reply there.

    This is a summary -

    Though just an opinion, this would be my list starting with the best -

    1.) Tannoy Revolution DC6T-SE (£399/pr to £599/pr)

    2.) Monitor Audio Bronze BX5 or BX6 (£299/pr to £499/pr)

    2a.) Monitor Audio Bronze 5 (no BX) (£549/pr)

    3.) Wharfedale Diamond 230 (£499/pr)

    4.) Cambridge Audio Aero 6 (£399/pr)


    But the absolute best value really is the Tannoy DC6T-SE. That's a £999/pr set of speakers.

    https://www.avforums.com/threads/tan...6t-se.1951938/

    Steve/bluewizard
     
  3. ionnyc55

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    Wow. Awesome advice. Thanks for your time and effort.



    My budget is 300-550 (£).



    My room dimensions are 11 by 11 ft. It's cubic volume is 1100ft.



    Stereo will be the main use with music being classical, rock, dance and pop.



    No limited space and its a multi purpose room. So TV, films and music.



    I shall consider the tannoy's then :). I've left a reply on the other forum too. Also with the BX6 having three drivers would this have an advantage over the tannoy's? I know in the speaker world this doesn't mean better fidelity, but it's worth asking.
     
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    Regarding the Bronze 6 or the BX6, that is a tough call. Given the small room, I would say the Tannoy or the Bronze 5/BX5 would be a better choice.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
  5. ionnyc55

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    Ok thanks BlueWizard. I will consider that, though to me it sounds like I could have a real concert in a small room with the BX6 :p. But I understand the comfortable listening aspect and sensibility in your advice.
     
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    To be honest with a room your size any of the floor standing speakers you mention will give you massive problems with out of control boomy bass you would be much better off spending your cash on a quality pair of bookshelf speakers what other components are you using ie amp cd player etc. I owned a pair of dali zensor 7 floor standers the over blown bass drove me nuts soon giving ear fatigue i sold these and brought Q acoustics concept 20s coupled with a subwoofer they sound fantastic much better controlled with tight bass my room is 12ftwide x21ft long x 8ft high i would really give it some thought otherwise it could be a costly mistake.
    Andy.
     
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    What amp do you have or intend to buy?
     
  8. ionnyc55

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    I have a Denon 1910.

    I chose the Dali zenzor 5 in the end. Its sound transparent but the whathifi review on it is true about the lack of excitement.
     
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    Dali and Denon should be a good pairing as well.
     
  10. ionnyc55

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    That's good to hear.

    :).
     
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    The amplifier/speaker pairing is the most important on in your system, and ideally you should audition them with your receiver to make sure they work well together. The Q Acoustics looks promising with their high sensitivity, but I don't know how much control they will require from the amplifier as I haven't heard them with a wide range of electronics yet. The Dali Zensor 5 and Monitor Audio Bronze 5 (or outgoing BX5) will all be a nice easy load.
     

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