B&O have just released a new model BeoLab 15, its a bit more "extreem" since its not for hanging on the wall but for building into the wall. A bit pricy too since there are also the BeoLab 16 (subwoofer) and Amplifier 1 to complete the set. But it should atleast have a high WAF
All excellent advice, esp. the above and I'd also suggest at lower budgets too.
The OP's predicament sounds very familiar to me. Since years I wanted a hifi system that suits my needs for long term ownership and enjoyment. In my case it also had to look good and play music from a streamer, wifi or iPhone. My budget was about 5000.
In the end I chose B&O beolab 9. Am enjoying them for a few months now. Them are active and just sound right, whatever music you play, but especially good for classical as they are good at dynamics and scale. Very realistic too. IMO such amount of money is best spent on speakers not elsewhere. A B&O playmaker as source can be had for only 300. When you would feel the need to upgrade this you could, the speakers are capable of more. Any other ( passive )system you would probably need to upgrade speakers and amplifier too for any future upgrade. Food for thought. IMO active is just better value for money with such an investment. Whether you like the B&O sound or atc or pmc or anything else is a matter of personal taste.
For protection against toddlers fingers and what not, I would just place a baby gate like parents use to stop their children climbing the stairs.
I suspect with the right system, the OP will "pump it up a bit" with increasing regularity......the fact that a £5k budget was mentioned in the first place, leads me to believe that this might be part of the plan.
Do it once, and do it right!
Genelec has lots of wall etc mounting options. Check the accessories catalog on their web site.
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Sorry to divert back to the new MF DAC, I have heard the MF M1 DAC and have been hugely dissappointed on two seperate demos, at the same time I heard the MF Clic which was a huge improvement in performance and would regard it as the best dac I have heard so far.
I would like to think it might of just been my hearing but different people at the seperate demos also noticed the significant difference
I am at a loss to really understand why this is but was wondering if anyone,David in particular,could explain why this would be.
If I listen to the new MF DAC will it perform more like the original DAC or the Clic ?
I do know I will be finding out for myself shortly as well as the new Naim V1 dac.
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