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Hi,

The wife want's a change round in the front room which involves the tv going in a corner as apposed to along a wall. As a result i can no longer accomdate floorstanders or standmounts so i need sugguestions on front ported speakers to mount on shelves.

I've literally got no ideas except B&W 685. Amp is an alpha 10, azur 650cd player. Although i love my rs6's i don't want rs1's, be good to try something different. We will also be replacing the carpet with laminate in the new year. 

What do you recommend? I know standmounts sound better on stands blah blah but i may as well keep current speakers as apposed to that and the footprint's as big anyway which to me defeats the object.

 

Thanks in advance.

Rick.

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RE: Speakers to replace Rs6's

Sealed speakers tend to be recommended most when talk turns to placement up against walls/ in alcoves/ on shelves.

What about ATC's SCM7s? Smaller than the SCM11, so probably better suited to a shelf.

Might be a bit of a shock going from floorstanders to small standmounts though. You might have to tell your Wife the price of re-arrangement is not only new speakers, but a sub too.Smile

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RE: Speakers to replace Rs6's

I'd agree on the sub front.

I'm also currently trying to replace RS6s, but not due to size, my problem is the colour. I really don't want to do it unless I can find something which is a noticeably better, but I'm struggling to find anything which fits the bill under £1000.

I might have to go down the route of buying good standmounters now, then adding a sub later. I think anyone going to bookshelf speakers from RS6 will notice a big difference, as Chris says.

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RE: Speakers to replace Rs6's

Thanks guys.

 

Been reading standmounts provide better imaging etc and thinking i may be getting a little bored with the sound i have at the moment, plenty of power, bass etc. Like you big blue i'd probably add a sub if i felt it was necessary at a later date. Makes it harder to do considering i only paid £300 for my mint Rs6's and what i could get for these would be the budget  for 2nd hand replacements hence the 685's. Might be best putting my foot down on this one eh? read this

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RE: Speakers to replace Rs6's

thnx for the replies guys, regarding the vertere cables i cant see how this cable cud provide substantial increases in sound quality that perhaps a dac cud, but who knows it may do?

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RE: Speakers to replace Rs6's

Thanks for heads up PP. Bit pricey for me though. I'm thinking my rs6's Will fetch between £3-400

How about these instead?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focal-Chorus-706V-Speakers-Ex-Display-/3209670...

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RE: Speakers to replace Rs6's

Rick1979 wrote:

Thanks for heads up PP. Bit pricey for me though. I'm thinking my rs6's Will fetch between £3-400

How about these instead?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focal-Chorus-706V-Speakers-Ex-Display-/3209670...

Yup - go get'em. Focal 714 almost became my purchase before plumping for the RS6s (this was when I had the Arcam A65).

The only slight concern is they may not have the all-round game of the RS6s, hence why I picked out the others. Regardless of model, they'll be a good match, including front firing ports.

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