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RE: Dali Zensor 3

yes at least audition them and see how you feel

the Q Acoustics 2020i are great speakers aswell though

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danbeatles78 wrote:

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 : )

After 2 hours?

Perhaps live a little with them and report back in a week or two?

regards

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Hey,

Anyone audited Dali Zensor 3 vs Dynaudio DM 2/7?

Last year I bought a pair of Dali Zensor 1 and a pair of Monitor Audio RX2.
Honestly I'm not totally satisfied with any of these.
Monitor Audio RX2 - too much boomy bass, treble sometimes hurts, sound is a bit muddy.
Dali Zensor 1 - treble is much better, sound is clean, but the bass is too low on some tracks, also the sound is a bit thin compared to RX2.

Thank you

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RE: Dali Zensor 3

danHifi2014 wrote:

Hey,

Anyone audited Dali Zensor 3 vs Dynaudio DM 2/7?

Last year I bought a pair of Dali Zensor 1 and a pair of Monitor Audio RX2.
Honestly I'm not totally satisfied with any of these.
Monitor Audio RX2 - too much boomy bass, treble sometimes hurts, sound is a bit muddy.
Dali Zensor 1 - treble is much better, sound is clean, but the bass is too low on some tracks, also the sound is a bit thin compared to RX2.

Thank you

I've owned Dali Zensor 1s and 3s, and I'm familiar with the RX2s as well.  I now have Dynaudio DM2/6s.

I never really rated the RX2s for exactly the reasons you express.  They aren't engaging, though I believe the new Silver 2s address these issues.

The Zensor range is really good.  I agree with you about the qualities and drawbacks of the 1 and I personally feel that these are addressed by the 3s, which are very good all-rounders. 

The DM2/6s are superior though.  More natural sounding than the Zensor range, with the most superb treble performance I've heard in anything approaching an affordable speaker.  The drive units work together seamlessly and there is an eveness to their sound right across the frequency range.  When I got them I tried them against the Focal 705s, AE 301, and Tannoy DC6.  The Tannoys put up a very good fight but lost out as I didn't feel they were worth the extra £100.  The AEs are very detailed but I found them too thin sounding for my tastes.  The Focals were competent but didn't grab me in any way at all.  I am very pleased with the Dynaudios, though I think having such a superb amplifier is crucial to their performance.  At £445 the Exposure is, from my pretty extensive experience, in a different class to anything else at or near its price and it really grips the Dyns beautifully.

Points to watch with Dyns....  They like a bit of space around them to perform their best, and they respond well to an amplifier that can grip them - drive AND control them.  Get those things right and they will enchant over long listening sessions and at all volumes, including some very low settings where many speakers just fall apart.  The DM2/7s will need a bit more space again - perhaps worth working out if you really need the larger speaker.

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matthewpiano, thank you for you fast response.

I'm undecided between Dali Zensor 3 and Dynaudio DM2/7(or 2/6).
My room is ~4mx4.3meters. Distance from the rear wall is ~30cm for RX2.
My amp is Pioneer A-30k(70w into 4ohms), a budget amp. I can upgrade the amp too if needed.
How is the bass on Zensor 3 compared to Dynaudio?

 

 

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Matt,

i'm running the zensor 3's with the Sonos amp

do you think I would get more from these speakers connected to say Marantz pm6005 and the sonos connect?

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danHifi2014 wrote:

matthewpiano, thank you for you fast response.

I'm undecided between Dali Zensor 3 and Dynaudio DM2/7(or 2/6).
My room is ~4mx4.3meters. Distance from the rear wall is ~30cm for RX2.
My amp is Pioneer A-30k(70w into 4ohms), a budget amp. I can upgrade the amp too if needed.
How is the bass on Zensor 3 compared to Dynaudio?

 

 

 

My previous amp was the A30k. Works very well with the Dalis but not good enough for the Dyns. 

 

The bass is more overtly bigger on the Dalis. The Dyns are more subtle with a greater talent for tonal gradation and texture but they need a better amp. 

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