Has anyone had experience with both these two please? Which ones is better for Brio-R?
Rega RP6/DV20X2L/Naim CD5XS/Flatcap XS/Naim NAT05XS/Pioneer N50/amp ??/Dynaudio 1.8-II
Whichever you like the sound of best
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Mitsubishi HC7000 / Oppo BDP103 / Audiolab 8200AP / Rotel RMB1575 / kick ass speaker system
May not be too much help but heard the KEF R100s a lot with the Brio R as well as the LS50s but only the Dynaudio DM2/6s...
the R100s bar far were the better suited; fantastic sound, punchy/taut & deep bass with superb mids and top end. LS50s and the Dynaudios were very good but they didnt seem to gel as well with the Brio R but I think that's because they're not as a easy drive as the KEF R100s...
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About the Kef 100 i can not help you, but it was on my list to demo but in Portugal the dealer didn't have them...
Regardering the Dynaudios Excite X12 i don't get tierd to speak good things about my system combo Rega Brio R / Dynaudio Excite X12 !!!
it is important to know a bit more about your music tastes and the space you can provide to the Dyns.
In my oppinion:
- it is a killer system for detail
- very revealing
- a knock out for female voices, jazz, bossa nova, classic music, pop, rock ( Dire straits, Pink Floyd an so on...) the bass is fast, clean and tight. And for the speaker sise some time i get up to certify miself if the sub is off.
And if you like vinyl, oh my god, as i think the Brio R and the Dyns were made to play it!
if you need some more info plaese ask!
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx # Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA > Rega Brio R > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
Thank you for your answers ... It seems that both have their strengths, I try to listen to both, but do not know if I will succeed (because long distance to the dealers).
I think that the Kef R100 aren't a match for the Excite X12, try instead the R300.
youve said you haven't heard the KEF R100s so how can you say they're not a match!
please only advise if you're in a position to do so; not here say or 'feelings'!
Kef R100 freq. Response +-3db 56hz - 28 Khz crossover freq 2.5 khz
Kef R300 freq. Response +-3db 50Hz - 28 Khz crossover freq 500hz - 2.8 khz
Dynaudio Excite X12 freq response +-3db 50Hz - 23 Khz crossover freq. 2,0 Khz
sensit 86 db
this is the paper talking !!! Not me!
Ignore paper specs; trust your ears!!!
If i can't heard them i've to trust some thing specific!
You've probably already made your decision but I have just spent the afternoon having a demo of the sonos through the Rega Brio with the Dynaudio x12's and the combo sounds excellent. We tried various other speakers but there was no comparison. I have purchased the amp and ordered the x12's. I don't think you will be disappointed.
I'd go for the R100s as they are much easy to drive than the X12s. X12s require a bit more power.
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Great CHOICE !!!
This Dyns X12 really are gems! And paird with the Rega Brio R that is a detaild and smooth sound they get along great.
Of course the Dyns X12 can handle and benefit from a more eficient amp.
But if you only have money for the Brio R, you'll have a great sounding system.
And if you want to take the best from them try with a turning table...
That maybe very true, but it's also down to room acoustics, how loud the OP plays music - and as you rightly pointed out - the style of music the OP likes. As I've found out with my system, sometimes less is more.
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