I must admit the one thing that stood out at the Bristol show was the LS50, they sounded good not only in the Kef demo but in several other room that were using them.
Sonos ZP80 - Leema Pulse MKII - PMC DB1i
ZP100 - Mordaunt Short MS 3.10
Play 5 Audioengine A2 Pioneer PDP436SXE
listening to the radio, normally I don’t like the radio through the hifi preferring the Play 5 but it sounded OK in fact brilliant airy normal radio sounding but much better.
I think that's a trademark of PMC (and other brands with a monitor heritage). Enjoy! Maybe hold back on the Carlsberg though; it can't make a system sound a bit blurry.
That's what it's all about.....glad you got sorted (with some good advice).
Cno, d'you get any commision on this one?
Nah, should be me and Damonster for any commission. (Dream on, PP)
Yep this one's down to you PP it was your passion about the Leema that got me here. Just a lucky coincidence he had the DB1'is.
Edit not to mention your enthusiasum about the DB1i in leema posts
I still like the idea of those IPL speakers, I was going to veneer them in Zebrano with a high gloss finish.
Not really. We can only advise on our personal fav combos. You should give yourself a large pat on the back and... ENJOY.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
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Cno, have you ever heard the DB1is? Reason for asking is because you've said many times the Spendor SA-1 are one of your fav small standmounters. IMO, having heard both, the PMCs are pound-for-pound better than the Spendors. Your opinion appreciated.
Sorry PP, I can't help as I haven't heard them.
The Kef LS50s are now my favorite small speakers.
If you get the chance to hear the Dinky Boxes on the end of Naim XS or Leema, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised (nay, staggered) by the sound they produce.
i own both plus the LS50's PP (my other half says I have a problem, but I don't know what he is talking about lol). The DB1is are great and have a lot more bass than the spendors, but there is just something almost magical about the spendors delivery, especially with voices, that makes me prefer the spendors.
The LS50's are better again tho IMO.
Bedroom: Sonos ZP90, Cyrus DAC XP+, Cyrus X Power, KEF LS50's
Living Room: Linn Majik DS, Marantz UD7006, Arcam AV9/P7, PMC FB1i fronts, TB2i centre, DB1i rears
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DB1 stands for Dinky Box.
Spendors are wonderful little speakers in some respects, especially the detail. But they have a dark presentation which I couldn't live with, and have the bass depth of a transistor radio IMO. Sure the LS50s are technically better than the PMCs, but we all know it's about synergy, and with the Leema and Naim amplification they sound 'right'.
Also the SA-1 are hidiously over priced. About 3 years ago Audio-T tried to sell me a pair, including their dedicated stands quoted me £1800. Not great VFM.
I didn't know myself until fairly recently. I suppose the bigger TB2 are Tall Boxes, although can't be sure on that one.
I really want to buy this amp , to upgrade my BrioR but there is nothing on the internet sadly , maybe somebody knows some shop where it is still available ?
Which area do you live?
I've not heard the Brio-R or the RS5 so can't advise on the comparisons and/or synergy between the Leema and Rega.
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