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Would the Apex A10's be an UPGRADE?

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Hi all, 

im in a position to get front left/right in the MA Apex A10 to replace my MA Radius 180,s. left and right, is this a worthy upgrade with kit in sig??

i would look to get an A40 centre to replace the 225 but at a later date. Does anybody have the current cheapest price for a black pair??

Hope I get some great options. 

Many thanks

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RE: Would the Apex A10's be an UPGRADE?

thanks for the link, £284 I take it for each... Total of £568!!!

kevin at Frankharvey offered a new pair in Black for £429!! I guess that's cheaper than the link, BUT is it a Worthy upgrade?? 

 

Cheers

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RE: Would the Apex A10's be an UPGRADE?

sta99y wrote:

thanks for the link, £284 I take it for each... Total of £568!!!

kevin at Frankharvey offered a new pair in Black for £429!! I guess that's cheaper than the link, BUT is it a Worthy upgrade?? 

 

Cheers

Hi,

Sorry for the quick reply, answering during my lunch break but called away.

Yes the price is per speaker, that is a good price from HiFix, if Roy Jowett is nearer give them a call, I purchased mine from them at a good discount (full 5.1 with stands).

I think it would be on paper a close call, but I did listen to the same speakers you have and I preffered the A10, only your ears can tell though.

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Bedroom - Sony KDL-40W2000 + Archos 7 streaming from Windows Home Server 2011, Altec Lansing inAir 5000.

Dining Room - Sonos S5.

Music - HP Proliant Server running WHS 2011 ¦ streaming FLAC to Sonos ZP90 and OPPO 95 via SC-LX85.

Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.

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RE: Would the Apex A10's be an UPGRADE?

Just to confirm that my speakers are the MK1 Raduis range not the HD, I just think the 5.5" driver in the apex has to sound and perform better than the 4" in my radius?? I play films at -15/-10 and music about -20. 

Or shall I get the Antimode to help the sealed xxls400 instead??

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RE: Would the Apex A10's be an UPGRADE?

Yes the Apex A10 will be a big upgrade. I have owned both. My Radius were the HD and I had the R225HD's,R180HD's and R90HD's. 

The prices you have been quoted are very good. 

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RE: Would the Apex A10's be an UPGRADE?

ric71 wrote:

Yes the Apex A10 will be a big upgrade. I have owned both. My Radius were the HD and I had the R225HD's,R180HD's and R90HD's. 

The prices you have been quoted are very good. 

cheers Ric71, I did think it had to do justice!! 

Cheers

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