I will partner this floorstanding MS Mezzo 6 with Marantz 6003 and Rega Brio3, what do you think ?
My Mezzos 6 are with me for a month now. They replaced KEF Q300. Partnered with Sonos > Audiolab M-DAC > Cambridge Audio Azur 840A trough Transparent Audio interconnects and cables. I listen to ALL kinds of music. When I say ALL I mean ALL and everything sounds great which was not situation with KEF Q300. Highly recommended combination.
I didn't audition ny classical, as such, but the Damien Rice and Bjork tracks both have strings. The Mezzos reproduced them with flair and resonance. Goosebump enducing.
i tried these with roksans last generation amp and cdp (Kandy mk111 and L3). i listened to them in the demo room of the local dealer for a good couple of hours and the more i played them, the better they sounded. The bass is consistent and tight as a drum, the mid range and treble had an open sound, effortless in it's delivery. I tried a variety of musical genres (which i will list later), and the mezzo's surpassed my expectations in every one.
The things that impressed me most were the vocals and the drums. While playing Peter gabriel's 'here comes the flood', which is a beautiful song featuring just Gabriel and a piano/keyboard, You can hear all the idiosynchroses of his voice. Gave me goosebumps.
I've found with all other (admittedly cheaper) speakers that i've had in the past, drums have never had any texture, have never sounded real. However, with the mezzo's, while playing Queens of the stone age's 'no-one knows', Dave Grohl's drums sound live and have the texture and reverberation that i have found lacking in other speakers.
I really can't heap enough praise on these speakers, they're amazing.
track's played in demo room:
1. Queens of the stone age- no-one knows
2. Peter Gabriel - hers comes the flood
3. Peter Gabriel - Don't give up (w/Kate Bush)
4. Damien Rice - The blower's daughter
5. Richard Marx - Hazard
6. Alanis Morrisette - Mary Jane
7. Chris cornell - You know my name
8. Bjork - Pagan poetry
9. Audioslave - Cochise
How are they with classical music??
I bought a pair of these speakers when they first became available and have not ever been disappointed with the clarity of reproduction for any type well produced music.
From Nine Inch Nails to Mozart, from Ella Fitzgerald through to Eels - just fantastic at any volume.
I appreciate that they may not match well with the Cyrus systems, but they really are perfect with the Cambridge Audio Azur separates I had.
The design of these speakers are classic, and I don;t think there are many to beat them at the right price...
Superb build quality and presentation.
Overall an excellent sound but not best suited to Cyrus. Bass lacks the presence and oomph factor to compensate for the almost clinical detail of Cyrus kit, which makes the Cyrus kit sound[/I] thin in the bass to begin with. They also need a bit more volume to get them moving compared to, say, ProAC Studio 140s, which I've just replaced the Mezzo 6's worth. If you have Cyrus kit, therefore, you might want to look elsewhere.
How well do you think these speakers would work with tube amplifiers?
I'm using a Jolida tube amp and preamp for vinyl music and am thinking of getting the Mezzo 6s. Good fit?
ok,i need help,i have just purchased the mezzo6 speaker and i need help to biwire them could someone show me or tell me,my amp is the cambridge audio azur 640a
I have recently purchased a new stereo set. I composed everything around my CD collection and record collection. I didn't want to have my audio and video systems combined. I wanted a classic set- up only for audio with a 2.0 speaker set-up as this is the way I listen to music at a concert. I bought a tuner CD and amplifier of Marantz of the 6003 series. They match my Dual CS-505-4 grammophone perfectly. After this I needed to get a good match of speakers to these components and those speakers needed to enlightening my listening to music in my room to a range of music from baroque music to Italo and 80-90's disco. After a real tour de force I have selected Mordaunt Short Mezzo 6, it fits in my budget and was better than all other floor standing speakers I could test for the same price for trwo reasons.
1. Full spectral hearing range natural and good response in normal full furbished 40 square meters listening compartment of my larger living room. The voices but also harpsichord are perfectly crystal cklear (and not painfully bright which could be a hazard having such a clear tweeter). The bass at iberian synthesizer disco is full bodies but not overexpressed. Thus for two signals that are required to enjoy both types of music this set of boxes was really good not only a studio in a shop but also in my bookshelved and two kids crowded house.
2. This aspect was for me really better than other speakers tested, the above characteristics were already evident at very low power. So you can enjoy even when others are demanding not too much loud music.
I used biwiring from the amplifier and good connections from tuner CD (all of Oehlbach 4 stars and for the box connections with swann plugs).
PS: My wife wanted micro invisible speaker systems but accepted these speakers as she knew they would come anyway but also because she liked the design of it.
I am looking to upgrade my CA340a amplifier to something around 800 pounds...can someone suggest a stereo amp to suit these speakers?
I own Mezzo 6 for about 3 months. They are partnered with DIY Aleph X, DIY Pass Labs Aleph P1.7 preamp and Sony 9100ES DVD player... Sound is fantastic
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