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Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

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Hi.

 

Im just about to buy the yamaha a-s500, brand new for around 250€ and Im looking to pair it with a couple of floor standing speakers.

Ive seen many threads about the yamaha a-s500 and bookshelf speakers, but not much about floor standing speakers.

My budget for the speakers is 300€....

I know, its not so much, but thats all I can afford.

Ive been offered a pair of B&W dm-604 s2 for 350€ (used ones)

My room is about 25sqm and the music I mostly listen to is rock and heavy.

Waiting for some good advice.

Thanks!

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

What are you waiting..? Anyway better if you can bring your Yam for a test with those wonderful spk...

Yam could be a little bright, but the B&W have plenty of bass...

 

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

Thanks for the reply! The thing is that the speakers aren't somewhere nere me (ebay)... and to be honest, I'm a little bit doubtful about buying from ebay, but still, the price is very good :/

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

TANNOY mercury V4 best floorstander £250 can buy IMO. WHF gave them a much deserved best floorstander £350-£700 in 2011 when they were RRp £380.This is my opinion remember and you should hear them before paying the dosh

 

http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz/ebz_product_pages/tannoy_mercury_v4.shtml?googlecpc&gclid=CPX6uq7vgrsCFQkEwwodRxAA4A

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

Thanks Craig. I'll see if they are available here. You know if someone has tried them with the a-s500?

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Can only find theTANNOY mercury V4 i and they go for 600 € !!! Far above my budget.

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

I have but i cant comment on that as i didnt like the AS-500 to my taste so i took it back

 

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

where are you located buddy?

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Canary Islands, Spain

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

Thought of something else... might there be a reason why mostly book shelf speakers have been recommended for the a-s500...?

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

Hi Nico, I can and will recommend the Mordant Short Aviano 6, you can pick up a pair for £250 in the UK but I'm don't know their prices overseas.

 

edit to add: After a little reading on the B&W DM 604 S2 I'd like to hear them but can't comment on how they'd suit the AS500.

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

Cant seem to find them here in spain...

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

gate7nico wrote:

Hi.

 

Im just about to buy the yamaha a-s500, brand new for around 250€ and Im looking to pair it with a couple of floor standing speakers.

Ive seen many threads about the yamaha a-s500 and bookshelf speakers, but not much about floor standing speakers.

My budget for the speakers is 300€....

I know, its not so much, but thats all I can afford.

Ive been offered a pair of B&W dm-604 s2 for 350€ (used ones)

My room is about 25sqm and the music I mostly listen to is rock and heavy.

Waiting for some good advice.

Thanks!

 

Have you looked at either the Wharfedale Diamond 10.3 / 10.4's as there are some good deals on these at the moment, they are a good speaker for the money, will sound good with your AS500, and should come in on budget?

 

 

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

No I haven't, but I will, I know they can be found here.

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Found them in mainland spain for 420€ which is 120 above my budget but could be worth it as they seem to be good and highly rated. No one ships them to the island though, so tomorrow ill have to travel around the island to see if they can get them for me...

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RE: Floor standing speakers for Yamaha A-S500

Found them today, 445€... I might by the amp first and take it to shop and see how they do together. In the same shop I got to listen to AR status S40 run by Pioneer pd-50 and a-50. Cant remember ever listening to something this good ever!

They offered me the speakers (used) for 480€...

My wifes gonna kill me if I spend that much!