Christmas ceasefire anyone?
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Yeah. Tbh I wouldn't exclusively recommend AVI I'm sure if the OP investigates actives he'll be really happy.
AVI philosophy can be a bit marmite, but I'm very pleased with mine and like to spread the word.
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HiFi : Sonos ZP90 - AVI ADM9 RSS + AVI SUB
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If you're after the very best clarity and sound quality possible for under £1500 then I suggest that you consider either the AVI ADM9 RSS or Genelec 8040A active speakers.
If you want something that's capable of producing very deep bass as well as having good sound quality then the Acoustic Energy ProSat + ProSub 2.1 system is worth a listen.
Personally if I had £1500 to spend I'd go for the Acoustic Energy speakers because they're very good all round speakers that have exellent sound quality and as I listen to a lot of bass heavy rave music and movies a good quality subwoofer that integrates seamlessly is essential. However If you just wanted to listen to music the extra clarity of the AVI or Genelec speakers would probably be more beneficial to you.
AVI ADM9 Clicky
Genelec 8040A Clicky
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PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
With pouring cream or clotted?
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
If we're talking accuracy and clarity, I'd like to see a 'vs' between the ADM9 and the KEF LS50 with Pioneer A50 or A70 amplifiers (probably A70 because of the digital inputs). Not because of any sort of bias, just out of general interest.
Of course, those who are anti passive will dismiss this and claim an outright winner without any comparison.
I think I would.
Most actives don't come with an integrated preamp and DAC, so they are the complete package. If the budget were upped, then I would perhaps offer some alternatives.
The ADMs are probably the most aesthetically traditional though. Dynaudio Focus 110As look the part, but a preamp would still be needed for more than one source, the same with most other actives. I really can't think of much else that comes close.
What is the size of your room?
Are your current speakers stand, shelf or wall mounted?
Your general listening level?
Interconnects and speaker cables are?
Btw, i've never heard of the tabla
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Hi there, thanks for your reply
My room size is 14 by 12, speakers are standmounted, listening distance about 8 feet, interconnenters are all Cambridge audio. Will buy new speaker cable with new system. Listening level : on my 40watts amp I hardly go above 50% on the volume knob.
Thanks for your reply.
I feel that your Musical Fidelity Elektra E10 is still good enough and therefore i'll recommend that you should carry on using your amplifier and instead replace your DM601 speakers with ATC's SCM11 monitors. SCM11 monitors will provide you with a substantial and worthwhile upgrade. SCM11's high resolution, flat and honest design will reveal the qualities of your recordings and electronics in a clear, controlled, uncoloured and natural manner.
Btw, as for speaker cables standard 79 strand OFC or at a push 500 strand OFC are worth bearing in mind.
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
As for tabla you can you tube it there are loads of video on tabla
Nam ask ara aniskg
I do know what the tabla is hence I've even played the tabla although i am sure not to your standard
For that sort of money I would look at the Denon PMA-2000AE and the ATC SCM7. The SCM10 as well if you dont mind the extra size/looks.
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