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RE: Leema Pulse and PMC DB1i

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Yep I read it on my Leema travels but I was going down the IPL route with speakers.

Must of been there in my head because when this guy said he had some DB1i 's started me thinking

Started searching leema DB1 posts again but did not come across again so thanks for the link.

Kind of simular to my Klipsch X10i ear buds for Xmas to replace my Shure 110 mainly for bedtime listening the Klipsch sound much more detailed cleaner and instantly sound better, but the Shures are just more fun strange hey. Having said that they are so small and easy to put in I use them all the time. 

 

Your feelings now on the Leema/PMC combo?

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boggit wrote:

Not really!! I was hoping for an unreserved yes just go and do it!

So why do we all ask these questions ? I suppose it's I've got to this point with all you're help reading other informative posts not to mention arguments and I just want to double check, acknowledge and get approval for all the help this forum gives.

I see it so many times in posts the OP has nearly already got ther in his own mind, certainly it's off the back of all the invisible help I have received.

I have also found brilliant new music to listen to mainly with the help of Mac ( Macspur)!

 

My pleasure chap.

Read that link from PP on the guy with the DB1I's and I think you'll be convinced.

Mac

What's very interesting, Mac, is that the poster had Leema's own Xeros before the PMCs. I find that fascinating.

Must admit, I haven't read to many favourable reviews on Leema speakers, unlike their amps and CDP's.

So Boggit, are you going for that amp speaker combo?

If you're still not sure, imo, Spendor would be a good alternative... if that takes you over budget, just get the amp and save a bit more until ready.

Mac

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I'm totally convinced on the Leema it would seem to work well with most speakers.

Happier now about the PMC's like the idea of them sounding good even at lower volumes. This is one thing that attracted me to the ipl's but I'd also had an eye on the PMC's both transmission line speakers.

I quite liked the idea of building a £400 speaker that sounded like £1500 ish speakers. However the Pmc will be the safer option.

Liked the comments about the balance, soundstage and the toe tapping aspect.

Just got to get over the stand mount thing, floor standers just seem to be more speaker in my head.

And I'll have to get some stands! 

 

 

 

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I'm totally convinced on the Leema it would seem to work well with most speakers.

Happier now about the PMC's like the idea of them sounding good even at lower volumes. This is one thing that attracted me to the ipl's but I'd also had an eye on the PMC's both transmission line speakers.

I quite liked the idea of building a £400 speaker that sounded like £1500 ish speakers. However the Pmc will be the safer option.

Liked the comments about the balance, soundstage and the toe tapping aspect.

Just got to get over the stand mount thing, floor standers just seem to be more speaker in my head.

And I'll have to get some stands! 

 

 

 

The stands I heard the PMCs with is Kudos 50s. Weigh a tonne buy usually buy on auction sites for about £50 (RRP £200).

If you can pick the Leema up for less than £650 it's a no brainer IMO, considering it retailed @ £1280.

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Hi , I was quite surprised at how well PP understood my system .It has taken me a few years of trial and error of speaker swapping to get to where i am now.I started with a Cambridge audio amp and cd player.A Cyrus amp 6vs2 .speakers ,modaunt short, dali lektor 2,kef iq5se ,acoustic energy aelite 3 floorstanders, then Leema xeros. I very nearly went for kef ls50 ,which i had auditioned. pp suggested trying some pmc db1i. I travelled 180 miles to a dealer which had ls50 and pmc .I wanted make a choice on what i was hearing ,not what i had read.I had spoken to a few kef and pmc stockists prior to this and they had said that they had preferred the tonal ballance of the pmc over the kef.In the demo room i had kef and pmc side by side. This enabled me to compare the two speakers on same songs within minutes.To my ears the pmc's were just so lush sounding ,made the kefs mids sound metalic.I can sit at home now enjoying music and not thinking "i wonder if there is anything better out there than what i have got for my money".other members on here may disagree,but they cant convince me going by my demo .

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boggit wrote:

I'm totally convinced on the Leema it would seem to work well with most speakers.

Happier now about the PMC's like the idea of them sounding good even at lower volumes. This is one thing that attracted me to the ipl's but I'd also had an eye on the PMC's both transmission line speakers.

I quite liked the idea of building a £400 speaker that sounded like £1500 ish speakers. However the Pmc will be the safer option.

Liked the comments about the balance, soundstage and the toe tapping aspect.

Just got to get over the stand mount thing, floor standers just seem to be more speaker in my head.

And I'll have to get some stands! 

 

Good stuff... if you find yourself unable to get over it though, another to consider is Rega RS3... some on Ebay at the mo. 

 Keep us posted.

Mac

The stands I heard the PMCs with is Kudos 50s. Weigh a tonne buy usually buy on auction sites for about £50 (RRP £200).

If you can pick the Leema up for less than £650 it's a no brainer IMO, considering it retailed @ £1280.

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Thanks for the reply damonster you certainly tried some kit unfortunately it's probably impossible to demo the Pulse Ii

I hate demos I never feel at ease I just wish they could leave you in a room to play by yourself. I like the "lush" description.

Anyway I can get the Pulse for less than £650 12 months old.

Just Mrs boggit to convince now ummmm

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Is the Sonos your main source ?

have you considered active speakers ?  You're not far at all from AVI. Or have a look in on the ACTIVE SPEAKERS thread, although I appreciate you might have to act quickly to take advantage of the offer you have. 

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Pulse is a great amp , very musical ,wide soundstage and lashings of detail. Very neutral sounding amp .If you go with warm sounding pmc's ,you have hours of enjoyable listening.Mumford and sons at Glastonbury are also in my living room at the moment. More toe tapping.:dance:

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Pulse is a great amp , very musical ,wide soundstage and lashings of detail. Very neutral sounding amp .If you go with warm sounding pmc's ,you have hours of enjoyable listening.Mumford and sons at Glastonbury are also in my living room at the moment. More toe tapping.:dance:

Oh yes, and had Chic on from Glastonbury. Awesome sounding with my RS6s.

Harking back to the PMCs you know when a speaker sounds 'right'. It's very hard to explain or define on a forum.

I don't understand your system but given I've had the Pulse for almost 3 years now, I know its little foibles. Wink  

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Yes Sonus is my only source.

No I haven't, or would. I'm far from a Luddite but I like the idea of choosing different components and may be changing them.Its a bit of a chase and I think pychologically that's why so many people like choosing cables, DAC's etc it's the interest of choosing and being rewarded or otherwise with better sound. It's a hobby and I've enjoyed this process in a way it will be sad when it ends and buy something.

I love tech and gadgets and I own some Audioengine A2's which are brilliant little things. But active main speakers system no thanks!

 

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damonster wrote:

Pulse is a great amp , very musical ,wide soundstage and lashings of detail. Very neutral sounding amp .If you go with warm sounding pmc's ,you have hours of enjoyable listening.Mumford and sons at Glastonbury are also in my living room at the moment. More toe tapping.:dance:

Oh yes, and had Chic on from Glastonbury. Awesome sounding with my RS6s.

Harking back to the PMCs you know when a speaker sounds 'right'. It's very hard to explain or define on a forum.

I don't understand your system but given I've had the Pulse for almost 3 years now, I know its little foibles. Wink  Which bit PP.?

Me to Mumford and Sons sounds pretty good on my Pioneer TV 

 

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Bit of thread drift. 

Cant really stand Glastonbury or the coverage. But thaankyou BBC for introducing me to FIRST AID KIT. 

Listen to The Lions Roar. 

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plastic penguin wrote:

damonster wrote:

Pulse is a great amp , very musical ,wide soundstage and lashings of detail. Very neutral sounding amp .If you go with warm sounding pmc's ,you have hours of enjoyable listening.Mumford and sons at Glastonbury are also in my living room at the moment. More toe tapping.:dance:

Oh yes, and had Chic on from Glastonbury. Awesome sounding with my RS6s.

Harking back to the PMCs you know when a speaker sounds 'right'. It's very hard to explain or define on a forum.

I don't understand your system but given I've had the Pulse for almost 3 years now, I know its little foibles. Wink  Which bit PP.?

Me to Mumford and Sons sounds pretty good on my Pioneer TV 

 

Which bit PP.? Only what I've highlighted before about it being sensitive to system matching. So if you have a bright source or the speakers are a little over lively then that needs to be balanced out, but I've not heard a Sonus. Sorry can't advise on that one.

Get it right, though, and you'll be in a for sonic ride and a half.

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Bit of thread drift. 

Cant really stand Glastonbury or the coverage. But thaankyou BBC for introducing me to FIRST AID KIT. 

Listen to The Lions Roar. 

Listening on my headphones in bed First Aid Kit, yep I'm really loving them missed them on Glastonbury.

Good thread drift, thanks.

Mac I think you'd like them if you haven't got all there CDs !!

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