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Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1
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Hi. I'm sorting out a budget Cd based system for my brother and looking the upgrade the speakers. 

CA Azur 640C cd player.

Arcam Delta 90.2 amp (one channel faulty,soon to replaced with  Rotel RA-01) .

Gale Gold monitors.

Looking to update the speakers for something with a clearer treble and better bass. Thinking of the Tannoy Mercury V1. The Rotel and CA CD player together are on the neutral,bright side so was wondering how the Tannoys would fair with these. 

They're going on Atacama Nexus 6i stands and will be fairly close to the wall/corner  one side and near a cabinet the other so front ported preferrable.

Music preferences.  Jazz Funk /Fusion  Tower Of Power   Stevie Wonder   Larry Carlton   Toto..... anything a bit muso. 

Any help apperciated.

 

 

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

I have the V4's and they work brilliantly with my slightly bright kit. They provide bags of detail but never vere into harshness

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

It would be too forward for my taste.....would rather have Arcam A19 / A18 or Sansui SAP 201V

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

Slightly misleading, my cdp is on the bright side, the amp is most certainly not

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CnoEvil wrote:

It would be too forward for my taste.....would rather have Arcam A19 / A18 or Sansui SAP 201V

Thanks for the replies. The CD and amp were mine and found them a bit bright with my Dali Lektors. Have now bought Roksan Kandy K2 combo. A pair of budget speakers would be the cheapest option rather than swapping the Rotel for an Arcam but am slightly concerned as you say,about it being too forward.

I have a local Richer Sounds so could try the Tannoys and see how they go with CA & Rotel and then swap if not suitable.

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

Did you see this: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/arcam-a-18-from-richer-sounds-deal-of-the-century

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Thanks. Hadn't seen that deal ,only the A19 for £649. That may well go nicely with the CA and Tannoys.

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danrv wrote:

Thanks. Hadn't seen that deal ,only the A19 for £649. That may well go nicely with the CA and Tannoys.

That's what I thought.

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

Contacted Richer in Cambridge and they're sold out of those but I think there's two new and a few ex demo ones in other stores. Unfortunately not local ones.

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

If you contact RS they can tell you which stores have new ones. Maybe London is your best bet?

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

Thanks. Phoned them and there's a few new ones left but may have to travel unless I can arrange mail order. Just don't want to rush into it just because there's not many left.  If it doesn't work out it could be hassle changing it.

On the other hand I do think that CA 640C / Arcam A18 / Tannoy Mercury V1 would be a nice setup with the A18 / V1 combo calming the slightly lively presentation of the 640C.

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I agree

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RE: Upgrading Gale Gold Monitors to Tannoy V1

I'll go ahead I think with the Tannoy's but put the Arcam on hold. The V1's should be an improvement on the Gales so will see how the CA / Rotel / Tannoy setup goes for now.

Thanks for the replies.

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