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HELP!!! Choosing a suitable speaker with a budget of USD$800-$1200

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And still, Raymond, do you like to listen to music quite loud or not? I think it'll help to advise.

Please also mind that when one listens to a hi-fi set-up it seems that the sound is not that loud. This is because of the clarity of music. And you will want to turn the volume up.

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rayteyj wrote:

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Just to point out that one bad experience with one manufacturer's goods doesn't define the sector.  There are more options outwith AVI (or Naim in another thread) to choose from and active speakers are a good consideration in general. Many good models to choose from.

Got it. Smile would you recommend any good active speakers that fits my reqirements? Smile

 

Thanks

 

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Raymond

 

Tha probably depends on what brands your local pro-audio retailers have in stock.  I am thinking Genelec, Adam, Mackie and Yamaha.  Dynaudio and Tannoy are two others to look out for too.  

Speaking of Tannoy, and given your room size, do check out the DC6 or Precision 6.1 speakers.  I have my DC4 in a confined space and they were incredibly well.  Check them out.  They give you positioning and scale that is very impressive given their dimensions.  I imagine the DC6 and the 6.1 will share the same characteristics.

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Just to say. I use active speakers and listen to a lot of rock and metal, including thrash, industrial. 

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Chaloff wrote:

And still, Raymond, do you like to listen to music quite loud or not? I think it'll help to advise.

Please also mind that when one listens to a hi-fi set-up it seems that the sound is not that loud. This is because of the clarity of music. And you will want to turn the volume up.

 

Erm..I dont blast my music as I'm afraid of disturbing my family haha..around the middle I'd say.

 

Thanks!

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richardw42 wrote:

Just to say. I use active speakers and listen to a lot of rock and metal, including thrash, industrial. 

 

I see..what's your take on them then? How does it sound?

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I heard the Tannoy 6.1, I liked them but felt they were pleasant and easy listening not sure they were really for rock. Also think they would be out of his price range as £900 here. I did actual hear them just after some active speakers and they were a bit lacking in clarity and attack.

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richardw42 wrote:

Just to say. I use active speakers and listen to a lot of rock and metal, including thrash, industrial. 

Do you say about this: http://www.thedigitalmusicexperts.com/TDME/AVI-d_ADM9RSS.html or this: http://www.avihifi.eu/ADM40/en 

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Hey guys!

 

Thanks lot for helping! as you can see I'm a newbie and I'm slowly learning. Keep the ideas coming if anyone has anymore suggestions!

I'll probably audition the KEF100/300 and MAs. Any amps to go with these speakers?

 

Best Regards

Raymond

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I'm not recommending them by the way Smile. The OPs in Singapore so m guessing a demo would be difficult. Although I'm pretty sure there's at least one ADM40 owner there. 

 

I just wanted to say that I've found them exactly what I wanted, and I'm sure other actives deliver with a large variety of music. 

 

Your experience might be of certain makes/models not reflective of the technology as a whole. 

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rayteyj wrote:

Hey guys!

 

Thanks lot for helping! as you can see I'm a newbie and I'm slowly learning. Keep the ideas coming if anyone has anymore suggestions!

I'll probably audition the KEF100/300 and MAs. Any amps to go with these speakers?

 

Best Regards

Raymond

I would advise B&W 686 and Dynaudio DM2/6. They are of similar price range with Kef Q100.

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richardw42 wrote:

I'm not recommending them by the way Smile.

 

Ufffff. Now I got calm! Smile

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rayteyj wrote:

Hey guys!

 

Thanks lot for helping! as you can see I'm a newbie and I'm slowly learning. Keep the ideas coming if anyone has anymore suggestions!

I'll probably audition the KEF100/300 and MAs. Any amps to go with these speakers?

Best Regards

Raymond

You could start with Rega Brio R, Arcam A19, Creek 50A, Marantz Pearl Lite, if those are too expensive then you could try Marantz 6004, also some Denons,  Rotels and Yahama get good reviews, some like the Pioneer A50. Not sure what you can hear in Singapore.

 

Can you get Q Acoustic speakers in Singapore?

You could try the KEF X300A, these are the active version of the Q300.

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Chaloff wrote:

richardw42 wrote:

Just to say. I use active speakers and listen to a lot of rock and metal, including thrash, industrial. 

Do you say about this: http://www.thedigitalmusicexperts.com/TDME/AVI-d_ADM9RSS.html or this: http://www.avihifi.eu/ADM40/en 

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He has both as you can see in his signature.

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BigH wrote:

Chaloff wrote:

richardw42 wrote:

Just to say. I use active speakers and listen to a lot of rock and metal, including thrash, industrial. 

Do you say about this: http://www.thedigitalmusicexperts.com/TDME/AVI-d_ADM9RSS.html or this: http://www.avihifi.eu/ADM40/en 

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He has both as you can see in his signature.

 

Smile Yes, I know. I took the models from his signature and then searched the web. I thought Richard had advised Raymond one of them Smile. Then he clarified he had not Smile

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rayteyj wrote:

Hey guys!

 

Thanks lot for helping! as you can see I'm a newbie and I'm slowly learning. Keep the ideas coming if anyone has anymore suggestions!

I'll probably audition the KEF100/300 and MAs. Any amps to go with these speakers?

 

Best Regards

Raymond

 

Onkyo A-9030, NAD C326BEE, Marantz PM5004, Yamaha A-S500, Denon PMA-520AE, Pioneer A-30.

There are also lower models within some of these lines. E.g. Yamaha A-S300 or NAD C316BEE or Pioneer A-10 / 20. I would not recommend them.

Have a good luck!

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