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Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

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Has anyone had experience with both these two please? Which ones is better for Brio-R?
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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

Good question.

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

Whichever you like the sound of best Smile

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

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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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

Hi Jazz21

 

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!

 

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

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).

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

I think that the Kef R100 aren't a match for the Excite X12, try instead the R300.

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

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'!

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

therecruiter wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

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 

sensit 86db

Kef R300 freq. Response +-3db 50Hz - 28 Khz crossover freq 500hz - 2.8 khz

sensit 88db

 

Dynaudio Excite X12 freq response +-3db 50Hz - 23 Khz crossover freq. 2,0 Khz

sensit 86 db

 

this is the paper talking !!! Not me!

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

Ignore paper specs; trust your ears!!!

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

If i can't heard them i've to trust some thing specific! 

 

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

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.

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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.

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

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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jjw20 wrote:

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.

Hi jjw20

 

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...

 

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RE: Kef R100 or Dynaudio Excite X12 for Rega Brio-R?

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I think that the Kef R100 aren't a match for the Excite X12, try instead the R300.

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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