Like someone mention Boom & tizz systems may be for young guys who do not know the difference between a good & bad sound. Just the boom in bass & tizz in treble in more than enough to sell the Hifi. Thats if you can even refer to it as HIFI. But again who is to say what sounds good if it makes them happy.
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Yup, experienced this boom and tiz the other night at a Grease tribute sing-a-long.
Just yankin yer chain PP.
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I'm not quite there yet! I'm not suggesting I'd take part in one. Life's too short! I don't actually have any objections to blind tests, but that practice is often referred to by those harp on about other stuff which does get on my nerves a bit.
I've been looking at Actives, and if I buy a pair of those I still won't consider myself to be on the dark side. That will only be confirmed if I start ranting about them sounding accurate
Sounds painful (unlike my kit )
Have made a mental shortlist of speakers to dem:
ProAc Response D2
Totems (not sure what model yet)
PMCs are known to my kit (DB1i) but would love to hear what the GBs bring to the party.
Kef R series are total unknowns to me. Could be tasty.
ProAcs seem to be ideal on paper
Loved the Arros, but would like to experience the Model-1 Sigs, and see how the Leema copes with them.
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Yup, I thought that too.
I would say I'm 80% happy with my system 'as is', and the main objective is to fully ultilise the Pulse's talents, so my list is kinda lip-smackingly good. It won't happen until after Xmas, though. I'm so looking forward at pitting the Kefs against the PMCs and ProAcs. There's one shop that stocks all those. It's only the Totems I have to look elsewhere.
Why the R300 rather than the R500, PP?
ProAc is one of the few brands I can get round here, and I'm thinking the Studio 140 MkII might be a natural step-up from the RS6.
I suggested the same thing, but they are too big for the room (post 9-13):
Yeah, the R500 would be ideal but I want more discreet monitors, so mustn't exceed the height of the RS6s. The PMCs, according to the specs are 87cm, just 2 cm higher than the MAs. If I can, ideally, I would like standmounters.
Ah, I see. Those GB1is are smaller, and the KEFs bigger, than I thought they were.
There seems to be contrasting reviews of the GB1i, some saying decent bass, others saying bass light.
It's tricky, this speaker buying carry on.
Apparently boom tizz is two thirds of a punch line.
As in - ' a man walks into a drum kit'
Boom boom, tizz.
I'm here all day.........
This is interesting you mention about the GB1is lean bass by some reviews - my living room is fairly small so that would sound ideal. The other advantage the GB1is and ProAcs have is they are front ported, which should be slightly easier for placement.
I have the opposite problem. My living room/kitchen is open plan and fairly minimalist so I need something fuller sounding.
Funny how we have the same speakers at the mo, but our next pairs will likely be pretty different.
Yup, it's a weird thing. My speakers sonically are just about borderline between very sweet and slightly overpowering, when the wick is cranked. So I'm looking for that ideal balance, while upping the overall SQ of the Leema. Narrow margins.
Dug out the WHFI mag that had the PMC GB1is Group Test, and the amazing thing, above all else, is the price hike. Back in 2009 the price shown was £1275.
Have to admit I like the looks and the sonic strengths of the small speaker.
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