Well, you're an optimist, I'll say that much for you...
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
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Re bungs - I think there weren't any when I heard them.
As I say, I'll need to double check if the feature is present, but I'm sure I heard the rep mention it. I'm sure you can set one as the master. I'll let you know tomorrow.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
This will be a useful, civil and positive thread with a touch of healthy pragmatism. There will be no fighting.
Because I'm staying out of it?
No just hope we can manage a thread without fighting.
Well , if the technical waffle and the marketing ploys of various companies are not referred to and the talk is just about the speakers then you have a chance . If not you might as well lock it now .
However , I hope this doesn't happen because I am interested to learn more about active speakers and think that in about 3 or 4 years I might be ready to seriously consider buying some . So by that time there should be some second hand AVI ADM40s or reasonably priced ATC speakers available and other companies might have jumped on the bandwagon giving more to chose from .
Plenty of choice now, if you consider the pro audio market. There are even some aesthetically acceptable pro monitors.
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
I think a problem with actives is that the choice of domestic (i.e. slim/small, good finish, choice of finish etc) models is extremely limited. Literally, there are about 3 - 4 floorstanding models only that can be listed here at any prices that can be remotely called moderate ie sub-stratospheric:
Atc scm 20a
Adam artist 6 or pencil
Avi adm 40
Dunaudio xeo 6
While the choice of passive floorstanders will definately stretch into many dozens if not one or two hundred of models at the same prices (even factoring for amp cost).
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
Well apart from the ADMs the only other actives I have any experience with (and by experience I mean a few demos) is the Meridian DSP8000s.
These would be my lottery win purchase. I have not heard many systems at their price so could not say they are the absolute best but I have yet to hear a better sound. These speakers always blow me away in every respect. Sound is amazing and I think they look excellent and are very well built. Probably a bit big for the standard domestic environment though.
Like I said, when I win the lottery...
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An excellent idea for a thread - no really!
There's no real merit in discussing active vs passive, which is a waste of everyone's time, but discussion of 'pro-audio' speakers in a domestic environment is helpful, because there is fairly recent interest in this application. Also, there are some technical aspects, such as cabling and volume control, which aren't covered particularly well elsewhere.
In addition, there is currently a niche market for domestic active speakers, such as AVI, Dynaudio Xeo and AudioPro, which is just starting to expand.
(I would add Audio Pro to the list of manufacturers) - sorry you already have
Nice floorstanders coming!
Anyone heard the PTE 'Statement' or 'Phoenix'? I think I'd need a bigger house and a deaf g/f.
Before I elected to go for the ADM40's, I test drove the ADM9's. As the 40's were going to be better and I had the moolah, I decided to wait for them instead. However, I would have liked to compare the Dynaudio Xeo's with the ADM9's. My first 'proper' pair of speakers were Dynaudio 52's and so I still have a certain affinity for the brand.
Well there's the B&O Beolab range, but I have no idea of the prices for them all. Some are within the stated price bracket though and they look the biz.
Dynaudio XEO 5?
Are we considering electrostatics in this section as well?
We've got a gorgeous white pair of B&O Beolab 8000 active floorstanders; you can pick up pairs in great condition for @£1500, and as B&O make just about everything themselves (including the amplification), you can easily get them serviced (quality of customer service is excellent, too).
The recent replacement, the Beolab 8002, cost around £3k new:
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My BiL's girlfriend just moved in with him. First question she asked was "where do I put all my shoes?"; second she asked was "where do I put my Beolab 8000s?".
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I'm coming round to B&O from an admittedly groundless opinionated position that they were perhaps more form over function.
However, my house would need a rather large shift to form, from 'function', for any of the B&O range to fit in.
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What I really want is the money and space for a shoe closet and the Beolab 5....
This is the issue for me. If I could find a pair of floorstanders that were better than the D18s at a similar price, then it would get interesting.
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