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If you do a search you'll probably find numerous threads suggesting that PMC and Neat are a good match with the Uniti range.
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Hi, for some reason nothing came out on my first post. Ill try again.
Just taking the plunge and looking to purchase a hifi. I like the look of the naim unitilite and went for a listen on Saturday. The guy in the shop had it set up with a pair of KEF R100. These sounded good bit I thought lacked a little base. Next set were the highly rated KEF Ls50. Better speaker, but to get more base you had to have it turned up a little louder.
Next set floor standers monitor audio rx6, these were nice great sound alround. Finally KEF r300. Pretty much on par with the monitors. Dilemar!!!!. In my opinion I thought the r300 were the better of the kefs.
My question and advice is does anyone have any experience with this combo naim/KEF - naim/monitor audio. I know people have talked about pmc and neat.
After my listen the guy in the shop said for the unitilite I should be looking to spend £600-£1200 on speakers, anymore than I wouldn't be getting the best from the speaker. Not sure if he is being biased towards the speakers they sell!!!!
any help on this would be great as pretty new to hifi and want to get the speakers right.
£600-£1200 is about right!
Lots to choose from!
Have a look at Neat Motive 2se, Rega RS3/5 you wont go wrong with either of those!
Synology DS212j > Rega DAC > Rega Brio R > Rega RS1
Rega RP6 / Exact
Chord Chameleon Plus / Odyssey 2
Panasonic TX-P50 GT50 > BDP110e > Yamaha RX-V 667 > Rega Vox
In the review of the Unitilite on this site WHFSV suggest Rega RS3s. I would try the RS5s as well.
Naim Unitilite, Kef LS50, Grado SR80i, Sonos 5.
I would urge you to take a listen to other speakers, away from Kef and Monitor Audio. I love MA and admire the Kef brand, but it seems retailers, especially the bigger outlets, will adjust stock according to what's in vogue... or they will thrust a make that won't necessarily suit a particular make.
The likes of Rega, PMC, Neat all will should you fantastic results.
Leema Pulse MKII-S; Naim CD5i MKII; Denon TU-260L MKII; MA RS6 speakers; Pro-ject Xpression 1; loads of different cables...
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Thumbs up for speakers from Neat and PMC. However If you want something a bit different, try the Elac BS 243. It has a ribbon tweeter that offers a nice variation.
find a pair of B&W 602s3's.....
thats what Ill be using when my unitilite shows up, sounded bloody fab!
Main System: Naim CD5XS or DAC Magic -> Naim Nait XS -> Naim Ovator S-400
2nd System: Naim Unitilite -> B&W 602s3
Headphones: Naim CD5XS or DAC Magic -> Graham Slee Solo -> HD650
Home Cinema: Sony KDL 40D3500, Sony BDP s370, Sony DAV-IS50, XBOX 360, PS3 & PC all into DACMagic for passthru or decoding
Cheers for the replies and suggestions, I'm just trying to track down a dealer that does the Rega's, seems a little tough to get somone that has them.
Question on the B&W's - Do they produce a good Base sound being Book shelfs??
I'll let you know the outcome or the next stage.
The b&w's produce prostigeous bass for standmounters, infact I think whf once gave them the 'best for bass' title in a top speakers review. You might struggle to find some though...
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i recall it in the magazine review, not sure about the Internet article though...
Yup, in your December edition, page 16. The mag says 'Use it with' Rega RS3
The reference to the RS3s weren't in the text of the actual review, but were in a "Consider With" box at the side. I now realise it was in the magazine, not on the site.
Ah right – I was reading the review on the site, and couldn't see the reference. Wasn't aware it had been added to the print version, but then I have been away for a couple of weeks
Personally, I'd be thinking Neat Motive range or PMC DB1i or GB1i as good matches for the UL, along with the Tannoys mentioned in the review.
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