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Nah, go for the best. splash the cash on Maggies or Martin Logan. They give you scale and dynamics few can match.

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CnoEvil wrote:

Vienna Acoustics should probably be on a short list as well.....when your ready, that is.  :shifty:

 

I heard a pair at Eton a month before buying my Arros. The odd thing was I also heard a pair of Arros firing down the same long room - they sounded truly awful! Go figure.

I'm listening to Lamb's "5" as I type & am am asking myself why on earth I would want to upgrade from the Arros anyway - I live in a flat with floorboards so any more bass would not endear me to my neighbours below ( or next door)! The atmosphere, soundstage & detail I'm getting is almost tactile!

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I heard a pair at Eton a month before buying my Arros. The odd thing was I also heard a pair of Arros firing down the same long room - they sounded truly awful! Go figure.

I'm listening to Lamb's "5" as I type & am am asking myself why on earth I would want to upgrade from the Arros anyway - I live in a flat with floorboards so any more bass would not endear me to my neighbours below ( or next door)! The atmosphere, soundstage & detail I'm getting is almost tactile!

This is exactly why hifi is such a minefield......Price or reputation are no guarantee of success. Then when when personal taste, system matching and room acoustics come into the mix.....the outcome of any suggestions cannot be predicted with any certainty.

A correctly matched system (for one's own taste / room), will easily sound better than a more expensive one that doesn't have these attributes.

Your perfect set of speakers are out there, just waiting for you to stumble onto them.  >)

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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stirling broadcast LS3/6 , good enough for the BBC  or usher mini dance two

 

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/stirling-broadcast-ls36/

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

Nah, go for the best. splash the cash on Maggies or Martin Logan. They give you scale and dynamics few can match.

All well and good, if you have the room for them. Ideal for a few people though.

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atticus wrote:

My 3k went on AVi ADM40's

 

Mine too.  You will end up with surplus kit busb [ DAC< Pre & Power/integrated and cables and interconnects] but you will be very hard pressed to get a better sounding speaker for the money.  Let alone the almost complete system you get for that money.

With your budget, you would be missing a very big trick if you didn't give the 40s a go.

I actually like the look of the AVI ADM40s so wouldn't discount them. It's getting to listen to them...

 

Depends on where you are of course.  If you go over to the HDD forum, there are owners that will help you out if you are nowhere near the Cotswolds.

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Overdose wrote:

altruistic.lemon wrote:

Nah, go for the best. splash the cash on Maggies or Martin Logan. They give you scale and dynamics few can match.

All well and good, if you have the room for them. Ideal for a few people though.

Then again, Maggies are light. You can put them against the wall when off duty, and position them into the room when you want to listen. 

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DocG wrote:

Overdose wrote:

altruistic.lemon wrote:

Nah, go for the best. splash the cash on Maggies or Martin Logan. They give you scale and dynamics few can match.

All well and good, if you have the room for them. Ideal for a few people though.

Then again, Maggies are light. You can put them against the wall when off duty, and position them into the room when you want to listen. 

Indeed you could, but that would wear a bit thin for me and most people I'd imagine.

It's one of those compromise situations I guess. Electrostatic/planar speakers make all the right noises, but are limited in their practical application, ie positioning and space required. Good cone speakers can fit almost all criteria in this area, but are perhaps not so accomplished as the former speakers regards sound quality.

 

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What about Gamut Phi5? I don't know their UK price but it must be under three grand - 3200 is the euro price for the base finishes (up to 3600 or 3800 for some of the woods I believe).

The really killer Gamuts are the next level up - the M'inenTs or however the --- you spell that. But if I had three grand for new hifi speakers I would certainly want to audition these - great design and the house sound is, IMO, very sophisticated, large-scale, and exciting. I have not heard the Phi series but would put them on my listening list at that price.

 

 

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