Sorry Boy, but no wonder all starts to sound extra clear now once your Linns went active. Linns are one of the worst measuring hi-fi speakers you can find. actually, I thinks it's not prudent to use hi-fi adjective next to passive Linn speakers.
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as reported in teh news section here -
new small active from KEF, usb in, gbp 600 early 2013
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
Santa and the reindeer delivered my new system/actives two days ago; a pair of these, brand spanking new and in black!
Very, very happy; would not go back to a pasive system again, on both performance and aesthetic grounds.
Sometimes there is gold at the end of the rainbow...
Merry Xmas to All
What are they ?
TV room : Samsung 60" plasma-ATV3, -AVI ADM40,/Sonos ZP90,, Sky using Sonos for On Demand, PS3
HiFi : Sonos ZP90 - AVI ADM9 RSS + AVI SUB
Bedrooms : 2 x Sonos Play 3
IPad Mini for Sonos & Spotify / AKG K551
You've must have been very good this year.
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
Looks like plastic penguin in a very, very bad mood
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
I've also heard them described as model lighthouses.
Maybe a better picture might 'identify them more easily...
I've definitely been good and Santa has been listening to my prayers...
Merry Xmas to All
Can anyone recommend some decent actives for around £250-400 new or second hand? Big entertaining fairly bassy sound but not wolly or out of controll or harsh trebble.. Cheers
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Looks very nice, perhaps if you have some time you could start a system setup thread with more photos of the whole room / system?
That's a picture I just quickly googled to show what they look like in a larger view - not my room unfortunately - I wish!
Mind you, there's some new furniture planned to go with the new active speaker/system, as the HiFi separates system is effectively redundant.
Very (very) nice indeed.
I have always fancied a set of those, or the Meridians....so it's good to see someone on here actually owns some. I'm with Ben...we need a report with pics.
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These cheap active monitors are capable of giving much more expensive passive hifi speakers a run for their money.
Behringer TRUTH B3031A £302
Yamaha HS80M £408
Yamaha HS50M £244
(IMO these have a slightly better midrange than the bigger bassier HS80M)
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1 Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
They're Bang and Olufsen Beolab 9's, Richard.
I just popped the pics up from Google, because I'm thrilled to bits with them, but was 'hush' on the brand name, partly out of interest to see if people would recognise them from the pics, but also as I'm new here, and I'm very aware that B&O are infamously perceived by many audiophiles to be all about style and no substance.
But then I'm a classical musician, and a now fully recovered audiophool with this purchase, so my opinion probably doesn't count!
Nonetheless after 40+ years in this hobby, and having had them for only three days now, they're easily the best HiFi purchase I've ever made.
Best Wishes for Xmas All
I wouldn't be so sure.
B&O have a great reputation for audio engineering. I have had the privilege of hearing the larger B&O actives (Beolab 5s and 9s) on a few occasions when we used to have a B&O showroom in nearby Chichester.
B&O still retains a place on my 'Lottery Jackpot' shortlist
I would definitely like to read more about (and see more of) your system. (I can't afford it myself, but I can - vicariously at least - enjoy it from your account.)
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