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1500 pounds budget system

Hi

 

Iam looking for a new hifi set up for my loft room.

The room is 20 by 20 feet and has a diagonal roof.

I think it has to be a floorstander cause the size of the room and the music i listen to. (Rock, Metal, Pop, Electronic)

i was thinking of the Klipsch rf 62 with a Marantz PM7003 amp and 6003cd player. (Klipsch is mentioned with rock music)

Any thoughts on this forum? 

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Re: 1500 pounds budget system

If you don't mind s/hand stuff or ex-dem then Exposure 2010S amp/CDP and Monitor Audio BR5 floorstanders would be a great combo for rock. Remember to budget for decent interconnects and speaker cables.


The combination of Exposures and MA will produce a lovely organic, detailed sound for the money.


Alternative amps/CDPs: Creek Evo MKI, Arcam Diva A65+ or A85. All of these will match well with Arcam's CD73T. Others to consider is Nad 355 (discounted at Richer Sounds) or Rotel RA-05.


I like the Marantzes but I feel the above suggestions will give you more (overall) for your money.

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Re: 1500 pounds budget system

Moorgate Acoustics have a nice Rega system for £1296 including all cables.  Definitely worth a demo with your budget.

I believe the CDP and Amp are brand new (available in Black or Silver) and the Speakers are ex-dem (available in Cherry).

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£1500 is a fair budget , what about some monitor audio rx6s ? around £680 i think ..

dont know too much about amps or cdps , but ive got the pm6003 and cd6003 with rx6s and it sounds very good to me ..

i know there are better amps of course ,  but the cd6003 might do a job , around £250 , that leaves £570 .. you could buy a nice amp for that ..

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Re: 1500 pounds budget system

I would suggest the Exposure electronics and if you can find a set Dali Ikon 6. The speakers are just about to change so you should pick up a bargain. The system might just creep over your budget but you will get one serious system.


 

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how about something a little different.


KRK Rokit RP6 Active Studio Moniotors £320 a pair 



Creek OBH Passive Pre amp £290.


Roksan Kandy K2 CDP £900.


good buy roof ......hello rock n roll


 

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Re: 1500 pounds budget system
brittondave:

how about something a little different.


KRK Rokit RP6 Active Studio Moniotors £320 a pair 



Creek OBH Passive Pre amp £290.


Roksan Kandy K2 CDP £900.


good buy roof ......hello rock n roll


 



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brittondave:how about something a little different.

KRK Rokit RP6 Active Studio Moniotors £320 a pair

Creek OBH Passive Pre amp £290.

Roksan Kandy K2 CDP £900.

good buy roof ......hello rock n roll


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Re: 1500 pounds budget system
brittondave:

how about something a little different.

KRK Rokit RP6 Active Studio Moniotors £320 a pair 

Creek OBH Passive Pre amp £290.

Roksan Kandy K2 CDP £900.

good buy roof ......hello rock n roll

 

Great post. I'd swap the K2 for a Cyrus CD6SE for a faster more articulate sound ideal for rock. 

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plastic penguin:
brittondave:

how about something a little different.


KRK Rokit RP6 Active Studio Moniotors £320 a pair 



Creek OBH Passive Pre amp £290.


Roksan Kandy K2 CDP £900.


good buy roof ......hello rock n roll


 



BONG!!



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Re: 1500 pounds budget system
GeorgeK:

Hi

 

Iam looking for a new hifi set up for my loft room.

The room is 20 by 20 feet and has a diagonal roof.

I think it has to be a floorstander cause the size of the room and the music i listen to. (Rock, Metal, Pop, Electronic)

i was thinking of the Klipsch rf 62 with a Marantz PM7003 amp and 6003cd player. (Klipsch is mentioned with rock music)

Any thoughts on this forum? 



I think the Klipsch speakers will be quite something for rock and metal, if you like thundering bass; I think the review mentioned it was unruly, but by the same token, that might be exactly what you want.

The horn tweeter might be a bit brash, but you'll need to see how you get on, how well the speaker sounds, but definitely give it a go. I think they probably benefit from an amp that's more capable of handling those drivers, so more power, but then you could upgrade the amplifier spend and downgrade the speaker budget. Alternatively, you can seek out some good actives - the ones I've heard really deliver a good deep bass, very clean and very articulate, way lower than I'd expected (speaking especially of Genelec here). This'll free up some cash for a better source player (the CD6003 is fine, but you could do better with your budget).

There's a great range of stuff out there, but I'd be shortlisting, amongst a bunch of others, Genelec 8030A actives, Acoustic Energy AE22 actives, KRK VX8 actives (around £800-900), Audiolab 8000s & 8000p amps (£649 from AVLand online), Marantz SA8003 (£599-£799) CDP, Audiolab 8000CD (around £450-500), Harman Kardon HK990 CDP (from £349-£499), Q Acoustics 2050 floorstanders and I'm hard pressed to mention too many others more than that as the actives are so good, but the Q brand I really like.

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