well yeah you can test hifi or test drive a car which can only be a good thing , the reviews can be a good pointer though not gospel listening is vital, though i have read on here that some dealers do try and push certain products and i have also been to one or two dealers that have tried to talk me out of certain products even though theyve had a good review, again this can only be the dealers opinion i guess as they hear the equipment on a daily basis
Thanks for the post aa, you have absolutely proved my point.
Modern buyers, particularly at the budget end of the market do not trust the dealer, even though the dealer is in a position to prove his point by demonstration. Buyers will 'trust' a reviewer they have never met, rather than allow the dealer to prove what he says.
That says it all, and explains why most mass market dealers no longer bother with proper demonstrations, it is much easier to agree with the customer (validating his choice) take the money for the latest 5* wonder and move on.
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
These are pretty sensitive speakers. I would expect the Marantz to work fine with them.
Yes, I'd have thought so too. The Qs are about 92 or 93db, so a 55 watt amp, as long as it's not pushed hard, will be fine.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 (bi-amped)
AVI Laboratory Series CD Player
Trev C & The Record Spot
See post 1
Marantz PM6004,CD6004 & NA7004.Technics SL-BD 22, Q Acoustics 2050i & Sennheiser HD598
i ended up going for a used amp on ebay
Pioneer A-300R, I read up on what i could find on google etc and it seems to be a decent amp
seller I bought it from says it's in as new condition and for £55 it seems on paper a bargain
now i'll wait for it to turn up and test it out : )
and i forgot to say the 2050i's only cost me £220 - bought them on ebay but still under warranty
they sound amazing with films when going through the yamaha RXV673
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