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RE: Dali Zensor 3

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The review for the Zensor 3 is in the new issue WHF and gets 5 stars, however the 5 gets 4 stars and one comment in the review that sticks out for me if you are a classical fan is " layered recordings slightly harder to follow than they should be". I know you can't rely entirely on reviews but if you can't hear the speakers yourself then you have to put a certain amount of faith in them.

I was interested in your above comment, Garett, as I listen mostly to classical. I'm planning on upgrading my system this year, and plan to audition the Rega Brio-R amp, due to recommendations on here. Do you know of a good budget speaker for classical music? Would a speaker like the LS50 or Focal Aria 906 be worth investing in (substantially pricier, I know) or are floorstanders the way to go? (I know you need details about room size, etc., but it's just to get a rough idea of what I should be researching.)

I have just received the Dali Zensor 1s which are a massive improvement on those bundled with my Denon M-38, though I have noticed 'ear fatigue' with them. They've only had a few hours of usage, so perhaps this is due to that, or the fact my ears aren't used to detail! Some of the trebles can sound a bit too bright - I'm using Chord Silverscreen cables. Again, perhaps this will iron out with use?

I would strongly suspect that the 'ear fatigue' is an issue with the amplifier, not the speakers.

I would, if it were me, be lookng to improve that area with something a little more potent than the Brio-r. I like the Zensor 1 but only when well driven and given your classical bent you will need a bit more from your amplifier.

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I was wondering how the Rega performs so let me know if you decide to purchase. Read some good reviews however also read a few bad ones in respect to filling medium rooms etc. They dont recommend large floorstanders with it apparently. I would say the speakers your suggesting would make a good match. Wouldn't keep the £200 zensor 1s with a £450 amp, although others would argue they prefer a better amp to speakers.

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I was wondering how the Rega performs so let me know if you decide to purchase. Read some good reviews however also read a few bad ones in respect to filling medium rooms etc. They dont recommend large floorstanders with it apparently. I would say the speakers your suggesting would make a good match. Wouldn't keep the £200 zensor 1s with a £450 amp, although others would argue they prefer a better amp to speakers. Also with the zensors the treble tweeter is so detailed it can on certain tracks seem seperate to the bass. If you had this issue i would suggest a 3 way speaker to hopefully prevent this.

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Hi,

thinking of driving these with the Sonos Connect Amp, do you think it would be a good fit?

currently using Q Acoustics 2020i's with Q Acoustics 7000 sub

looking to get rid of the sub and have a speaker that's known for decent bass response

what do we reckon?

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danbeatles78 wrote:

Hi,

thinking of driving these with the Sonos Connect Amp, do you think it would be a good fit?

currently using Q Acoustics 2020i's with Q Acoustics 7000 sub

looking to get rid of the sub and have a speaker that's known for decent bass response

what do we reckon?

I haven't needed my sub since I bought the Zensor 3s, much better bass than my previous 2020is.

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Thanks mate exactly the response I was hoping for

Does the connect amp really benefit from the Z3's in your opinion?

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RE: Dali Zensor 3

Stereophile tested Zensor 1 with Creek Destiny... amps does matter. almost any speaker will benefit 

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RE: Dali Zensor 3

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:
I haven't needed my sub since I bought the Zensor 3s, much better bass than my previous 2020is.

Do you think the Dali Zensor 3 is an overall better speaker than the Q acoustics 2020i ?

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Just bought the Zensor 3's from creative audio for £239

you have to call though to get them for that price, their website still has them up for £299

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:
I haven't needed my sub since I bought the Zensor 3s, much better bass than my previous 2020is.

Do you think the Dali Zensor 3 is an overall better speaker than the Q acoustics 2020i ?

Absolutely. It's definitely a step up in class.

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I was an owner of the Dali Zensor 1 speakers and now have the Q Acoustics 2020i. IMO the 2020i speakers were far better than the Zensor 1......they sound much more cohesive, bass is more articulate and clearer and the imaging is of a higher level, the Zensors sounded not as organised.

Maybe I'll check out the Zensor 3 but I still don't know for sure because of my experience with the Zensor 1. I know they are a lot larger but even what hifi said "it's just not the very last word on poise and precision" in the review of the Zensors 3. 

I have to audition them I quess  Wink

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i'm really looking forward to setting up my DZ3's , they turned up today and i'll have a play with them when i get home from work

i'm hoping they are as good as people say  : )

i still have the 2020i's so if i'm unimpressed i could always stick with those

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RE: Dali Zensor 3

danbeatles78 wrote:

i'm really looking forward to setting up my DZ3's , they turned up today and i'll have a play with them when i get home from work

i'm hoping they are as good as people say  : )

i still have the 2020i's so if i'm unimpressed i could always stick with those

Let me know which you like better.........the 2020i's or the Zensor's 3.............ok ?  Wink

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Been running the Z3's in now for a couple of hours

they sound amazing already, bass is more noticeable that the 2020i's

as mentioned before the sound staging is great and you can really pick out parts of the song

They are connected to the sonos amp and streaming spotify through sounds just as good as the flac files on the NAS

interestingly enough I have the mounted on the Q Acoustics stands and look and sound fantastic 

so glad I made the purchase albeit blindly but trust me you will love these speakers

the 2020i's are fantastic speakers but are no match in my opinion 

the Z3's just sound superior and I would class myself as a nightmare (wife's words) due to the amount of different speakers I've had looking for that particular 'sound'

think I've finally found it : )

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Thank you. I quess I have to audition these soon  Smile

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