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Which bookshelf speaker for 5.1 and 2.1?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by RikWaldron, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. RikWaldron

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    Hi - First post and all that!

    Ideally I would like to buy 4 matching small speakers. 2.1 Listening is my main requirement.

    In the past I have owned ATC SCM10's, which I liked a lot. A mate has Dali Minuet's - I prefer the ATCs. I have no other experience of small speakers.

    So my shorlist is AVI NuNeutron, ATC SCM7, Quad 11L, Totem Mite, Dynaudio Audience 42. I have not heard any of them! I have read through previous posts - the Mite's seem to be favourites - can anyone assess these vs my old 10's?

    To complicate matters I would like to drive the stereo pair with a SE valve amp (low power!), but this is not essential.

    Budget - up to £1500 for 2 pairs.

    I will sort out the centre another time! I have a REL Strata so sub should not be a problem.

    Oh - and BTW - anyone any experience of Artcoustic Diablo Minis? Any good for music?

    Best Regards

    Rick
     
  2. General Skanky

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    I've been through a few sets of ATC speakers myself.

    The SCM7 is a really good little speaker. I liked it a lot.

    When I had passive ATC speakers, I had a pair that I passed onto my father in law when I got into active speakers.

    He replaced a pair of Linn Kan speakers with them.

    I don't know the other speakers you mention, but quite a few people here like the Dynaudio 42s.

    I'd audition both of those.

    However, I am very bias towards ATC these days and am not that taken by other brands.

    It would take something very special to better ATC imho.
     
  3. General Skanky

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    How did you get on in the end?
     
  4. Wannabe-THX

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    Have you thought about PMC DB1+'s or Totem Dreamcatchers?

    Fish
     

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