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Re: Roksan Kandy 2 AMP 'To Bright'
The sewage man:I would like to Ask Andrew Everard a question or one of the team at What Hi Fi, what speakers would you reccomend £1000 or below to really get the best out of the Roksan Kandy 2?  I mean this in a nice way because of reading What Hi Fi reviews in the first place, that is why I got the set up I did. 



In the mag, they suggested the Roksan K2 speakers. Someone on here has them with the DacMagic and loves it.

http://www.roksan.co.uk/speaker_K2.html

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hmm, the way i read the review of the k2 speakers was that they are a little bass light with very detailed treble, could make the problem worse?  never heard k2 or mezzo but i doubt it is the dac making it bright.  maybe try some dynaudio speakers?  i had the L.lll amp, and it can sound bright with the wrong partners, matched quite well with dyn's i thought.

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The Sweage Man hurry up I'm curious to know about the other amp and the mezzo's! move:P

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What a saga!!!  I do not think the Rotel 04 is a fair test as you can adjust the treble and bass.  However I am going to take my Roksan Kandy and Dac to Canterbury Hi Fi on Monday and do a test on two speakers there, Monitor Audio RS8  and a B&W 704.

I will try and sort this nightmare out once and for all.

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While you're at it, see if you can try some Spendor speakers.

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It's a fair test, just don't adjust the bass and treble controls on the rotel

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Re: Roksan Kandy 2 AMP 'To Bright'
igglebert:While you're at it, see if you can try some Spendor speakers.

Good call. I've heard them together and it's one of the best matches that I've heard in that price range.

Try different cabling while you are at it.

I'm also in process of completing my system, and my amplifier is the K2 driving the Harbeth 7es3 speakers.

Sounds glorious! 

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batonwielder:igglebert:While you're at it, see if you can try some Spendor speakers.

I'm also in process of completing my system, and my amplifier is the K2 driving the Harbeth 7es3 speakers.

Sounds glorious! 

Is yours the new or old Kandy.  What is it like when turned up 50-60%

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batonwielder:Harbeth 7es3 speakers


Fantastic speakers

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I find it curious that since this post has been going, I have met no one else who owns any Mezzo 6's.  Is that a good or bad sign?

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It's the K2. I had once owned the MK.III and auditioned the L.III by the way.

There's no comparison. The K2 doesn't even sound remotely related.

It sounds great with the volume up. I usually listen at about 11 o'clock on the volume.

Keep the amplifier running at all times. It really is a sophisticated machine and an amazing all rounder. 

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give the ra04 a go...you'll soon find out the sonic character of the mezzos-...GO MOVE

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BTW i dont recall ever listening to an amp with volume.much over 12 oclock....

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ear:give the ra04 a go...you'll soon find out the sonic character of the mezzos-...GO MOVE


...things are getting a bit ear-rie around here...

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natural tendency to be bossy

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