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Hi, can you guys help, i am after new speakers, i want floor standing speakers , and have narrowed it down to these choices ,Dali zenzor 5 / tannoy v4/q acoustic 2050/missiom mx 3/, which of these would be best i have been offered the dali zenzors for £419.00 the rest are normal prices as on the internet, my amp is marant 6004 with a cd6004, ant ideas or help wouldbe greatly apprieciated . My room is 16x12 and i listen to all types of music , but mostly rock /pop music, my budget is 400.00 but i could find the extra if the dalis are that good .

 

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All the models you mention are good. Is there any possibility you can demo any of them at a local dealer? If not, I like the Dali's, very nearly got them myself (foiled by a stock problem) and that is a very good price for them - however it might be useful to know your room size and some music preferences?

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thanks have added some moe imfo .

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Q Acoustics 2050i are lovely speakers - very very impressive for that kind of money.

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+1 for the Q Acoustics but as omnibeard points out make sure you get the latest 2050i version and not the older plain 2050.

These can be had for £377 from Richersounds or £375 here:-

http://audiovisualworld.co.uk/shopping/q-acoustic-2050i-floor-standing-speakers-choice-of-colours.html

 

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It seems the 2050i are very much liked even got 5 stars , they have now moved to the top of my list thanks guys.

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It seems the 2050i are very much liked even got 5 stars , they have now moved to the top of my list thanks guys.

 

Have a look at this month Hi Fi Choice, they have what you need...

They have a "Power Tower" group test with:

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Monitor Audio BX 5

Q Acoustics 2050i

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I dont know if anything has changed but I used to think Rega's original R3 are the only cheap floorstander I would have considered but the new model is substantially more expensive. For £400 I'd be inclined to got the bookshelf way, especially with an amplifier of relatively low power. - If volume is your main consideration a more efficient floorstander will probably do the job but you will more likely than not sacrifice in other areas.

 

This blonde is not dumb ...

 

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drummerman wrote:
I dont know if anything has changed but I used to think Rega's original R3 are the only cheap floorstander I would have considered...

My first ones cost £399 new. Rega R3s original price at launch was £487 and that was around 2005. So they were never exactly 'cheap'.

My second (and current) pair were £220 (used, mint, boxed, maple finish) about 18 months ago.

Rega RS3s are £778 now. Given the improvements (and the seven years that have elapsed since the R3s were first made) that's not too bad.

Rega tend to set a price at launch and stick to it over the years of the product's life. So RS3s are better value now than when they were originally launched a few years ago.

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drummerman wrote:

I dont know if anything has changed but I used to think Rega's original R3 are the only cheap floorstander I would have considered but the new model is substantially more expensive. For £400 I'd be inclined to got the bookshelf way, especially with an amplifier of relatively low power. - If volume is your main consideration a more efficient floorstander will probably do the job but you will more likely than not sacrifice in other areas.

 

This blonde is not dumb ...

 

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Hi drummerman,

Agree that R3's are very good but OP would have to find a second-hand pair for her budget. Otherwise I think the clue is in 'i want floor standing speakers , and have narrowed it down to these choices'

Going the standmount route is probably only going to confuse a 'dumb-blonde' Smile

 

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you said it, i would consider stand mounts  as long as i get good bass and a clear treble , and yes the other blonde is not dumb and yes is pretty 

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Check these:

http://www.teufelaudio.co.uk/stereo/ultima-40-p3756.html

http://www.teufelaudio.co.uk/stereo/t-400-stereo-set-p5323.html

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If you can stand the colours then the RS3 might be doable just about on budget: http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/used-and-x-demo-equipment/rega-rs3-speakers-2083917-169901-824798.php

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If you can stand the colours then the RS3 might be doable just about on budget: http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/used-and-x-demo-equipment/rega-rs3-speakers-2083917-169901-824798.php

 

they are an absolute bargain........why couldn't they be piano black grrr

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omnibeard wrote:

If you can stand the colours then the RS3 might be doable just about on budget: http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/used-and-x-demo-equipment/rega-rs3-speakers-2083917-169901-824798.php

That's where I got my RS1's from in a lovely gloss red for £299

Great guys to deal with too.

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Some Rega R3's for around £250 would be an excelent choice.

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