Re the 25L, not sure whether I'm being dim but took a look at the link and can't see the 8" auxiliary driver on the specs? It says 165mm bass / mid? Regardless, looks like they're worth an audition.
That's because I believe it's an ABR (ie.not powered), which is not the same thing.....it acts a bit like a port.
IMO. Vintage speakers are often voiced to work better with vintage kit.
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1000 sq feet is less than 100 sq metres.
That's a room which is approx 10x10 metres, or approx 30 feet x 30 feet, - not all that big really.
AVI ADM9s will do that fairly easily, and go plenty loud enough.
I've heard them playing in a hall, at the NEC, with no problems at all.
And they cost less than £1500 new, with amps, pre-amps, and DAC all included. You only require a source.
jc brum, have a look at the first post. The OP already has some very nice gear indeed, he only needs speakers.
He also said big speakers.Personally, I think the Liutos are a good choice. Good, powerful sound.
JT you have what is described as very good gear and it would be very difficult to up sticks and move to a different way. For your budget of £1500 I fear you will swop one disappointment for another.
On sound terms the ADMs could well fill your room and with the addition of the dedicated sub undoubtedly would. Unfortunately the 9 series only come in black or white gloss [piano] finish so wouldn't suit.
What would fit the bill is the AVI ADM 40s. Active floorstanders of immense power and scale that provide you with DAC, pre and power amps, remote control, 2 analogue and 4 digital inputs. Power and interconnect leads are also supplied. The cost is £3250, a long way from £1.5k or £2k; however selling your other gear would mitigate the difference.
I appreciate that this is a proper curve-ball but it would sort out your dilemma in one swoop. Everything you need for superb quality sound in a pair of floor-standers, just add your sources.
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Straight advertising, Brum/relocated!
You're the only group that ever does so in this way, but, then, at least one of you is closely related to the manufacturers.
You forgot the bit about giving Ashley a call and getting the free lunch
Monitor Audio BX6 or MA RX8 this two will fit in your budget, and you can add one/two subs as well, BK XLS200 or Gemini!
If i had a 1000 sqf living room that what i'll do!
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I have made a complaint about this post. I do not speak for "Brum" but I certainly do not engage in "Straight advertising". Neither do I 'shill', conspire or otherwise do the bidding of ANY person or company.
Perhaps you would be good enough to stop making unfounded allegations against me.
If you have a recommendation to make or advice to give then please be my guest, but your constant deluded postings are beyond tiresome and quite possibly libelous.
Thanks for the advice on all of the above - I will check out. Like you say, a real curve ball around the idea of going for active's but one I will consider.
Stop it, the pair of you.
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If you are open to actives there are a few on the forums that have Event Opals.
They're probably not the most sympathetic looks wise (milled from ally), but they have the power.
I've not heard these myself yet, but they consistently get excellent reviews, think they're in the region of 2k in the UK
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The orignal poster wanted a rich deep sound. There is no way on earth that I would describe the AVI ADM9's as having a rich deep sound. Especially not in a 1000 sq ft room, where due to the less directional nature of the lower frequencies, the AVI's will sound even more midrange centric than they do in a small room.
The room is nearly 32 ft x 32 ft, so maybe one of the owners on here could comment on how it might cope...........a possible for the shortlist though.
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