Totally agree - the PMCs are fantastic little speakers for the money and they do work very well with the Uniti.
Yes i agree and from my own demo i found the PMC's are excellent speakers. I chose the Neat Motive which had the edge to my ears but liked them both better than the others i have heard. I am tempted to get a listen to the Neat Petite SX just to see if they have much of an edge on the Motive 3's. Nice review.
PMC DB1 Vs Proac 110? wich would win? anyone compared them?
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John_D: I agree that PMC DB1i is a good pair of speakers. However in my case after audition with various other brands I eventually purchased a pair of Spendor SA1 which is of sealed box design that has no placement problem closed to walls. You may wish to see the link in my signature.
I also went for the SA1. Sealed design works so well in small British rooms, no bass boom and intergration is very good.
Or the ProAc Tablette Anniversary...(about 250 quid more expensive though)...
I am going to pick up a pair of these to partner my UnitiQute - do you recommend bi-wiring them ?
thanks in advance.
great review btw !
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i thought the db1i was a more rounded speaker. the proacs didn't have enough bass and i thought the treble was too prominent. i chose dynaudio focus 110 instead, though.
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I'm not biwiring mine, and tbh when I had Neutron Vs the fact that they were single-wire only provided a degree of relief from worrying about whether bi-wiring or single-wiring sounded better. I therefore now just use single-wiring (albeit a very good one like QED Revelation or Chord Odyssey) and am perfectly happy. It is probably, however, worth creating small lengths of your chosen cable to replace the jumpers beween the bi-wire terminals, since these are usually of pretty poor quality. Then again, you may hear no difference at all. PMC themselves are even less anal about it and say:
"PMC recommend using a high quality thick multi-strand Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) cable between the amplifier and speakers. The use of 'exotic' cables has limited improvement on sound quality, so we would not advocate spending great quantities of money. However, if you are prepared to spend a great deal of money in this area, we would strongly advice you listen first to determine whether the outlay is worth the improvement."
I seem to recall they use Van Damme in their own test rooms, but that may be an urban myth. I also recall AEJim (of Acoustic Energy) saying something like "engineers would much rather create a single-wire speaker because they're easier to make higher quality, but the marketing guys insist because bi-wire's perceived as being better". Whether it is or not, I'm just not worrying about it any more.
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Just get your naim dealer to make up "f" connectors using NACA5. Thats how my DB1i's are hooked up
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I therefore now just use single-wiring (albeit a very good one like QED Revelation or Chord Odyssey) and am perfectly happy. It is probably, however, worth creating small lengths of your chosen cable to replace the jumpers beween the bi-wire terminals, since these are usually of pretty poor quality. Then again, you may hear no difference at all.
I ran my DB1i with jumpers at first, but at the recommendation of another forum member, I put the plates back in and found the performance (particularly bass) much better, which kind of suprised me.
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There you go then. Luckily, I couldn't be bothered making up jumpers because it's too much hassle
Some of these manufacturers are providing for people who bi-amp. Even though they disapprove of bi-wiring, the same terminals are necessary.
Agreed. And I can understand the physics of bi-amping a bit better...
I've never found much difference with biwiring, so I've decided to stick to single-wiring. And I believe the jumpers that come with the DB1i are pretty good, so I've not replaced them.
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